Key subject in this the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
In summary Romans 4:4-5 teaches that when we speak of man relating to God:
- Boasting is excluded
- God is no man’s debtor
- Man must realize he is ungodly
- He must repudiate his own works
- He must believe God justifies
- The only righteousness acceptable to God is Christ’s
And I have to add that salvation (justification and all that follows from it) is by grace, through faith in Christ.