What Does The Bible Say About Our Need Of God’s Grace?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Job 6:11 – For what is my strength, that I can hold out? or what is my end that I should keep patience?
Job 14:4 – Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed? is it not thou who only art?
Jeremiah 10:23 – I know, O Lord, that the way of a man is not his: neither is it in a man to walk, and to direct his steps.
Hosea 14:9 – Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I will hear him, and I will make him flourish like a green fir tree: from me is thy fruit found.
Matthew 15:13 – He answered, “Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.
Luke 10:22 – All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
John 4:10 – Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
John 6:44 – No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:65 – And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
Romans 3:23-24 – since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus,
Romans 9:16 – So it depends not upon man’s will or exertion, but upon God’s mercy.
1 Corinthians 3:6-7 – I planted, Apol′los watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
1 Corinthians 12:3 – Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.