Faith In SelfMark 11:22: And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
The state of the natural man is to believe in himself rather than God. That is sin and idolatry. If he continues to believe in himself all his days on earth, he will be condemned.Romans 3:10-12: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Psalms 14:1-3: The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.Proverbs 14:12: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Isaiah 64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Jeremiah 17:5: Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.Jeremiah 10:23: O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.The only way that a man can do anything righteous is to have God working His will in and through the man.
Philippians 2:12-13: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Luke 18:19: And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
A very wise man said that every ray of sunshine that touches our earth has the sun at the other end of it and that every bit of love that touches men has God at the other end of it. It is also true that every bit of good that happens comes from God.
When we receive Jesus into our hearts, He makes us new creatures and begins to do His righteous work in and through us. He puts the Holy Spirit in us and the fruit of the Spirit begins to flow out of the new creatures that He has made us.Ephesians 2:10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. John 7:38: He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John 4:14: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.Galatians 5:16: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.