“Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for in your sight shall no man living be justified.”
There is no way that man, on his own, can stand before God clean and acceptable. Jesus said it this way: “With men, it is impossible” (Mk. 10:27).
Thankfully, that is not all that Jesus said. Here is the whole sentence: “With men it is impossible, but not with God. For with God all things are possible.” In other words, with God’s help, men can stand clean and acceptable before Him. Jesus suffered and died to make God’s help available to us, the help of the Spirit. Without the Spirit, no man will be acceptable to God on the Day of Judgment. But God will save those who receive the Spirit and walk in it.