For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. – Romans 10:4
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. – Revelation 3:18
The righteousness of faith lies not in dreams and visions, delusions or depressions: it lies only in reliance upon the work of Jesus finished for you. Go not to the loom to weave a righteousness. The garment is woven already; put it on; Christ gives it to you. Dig not into the bowels of the earth to find the gold of salvation. Christ holds it out to you: take it freely and be rich for ever.
The top and bottom of the matter is, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.” Be nothing; be nobody; and trust Him. Do not believe in yourself but believe in Jesus. Have as many good works as you can cram into your life, but never tell anybody about them, or think anything of them. The best of them are but filthy rags: stow them all away in the coal-hole, and look to the merits of your Lord for salvation. Go to Jesus for everything. He says, “I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou may be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed.” Take His counsel. ~ C.H. Spurgeon