“Doing good cannot spare us from the guilt of doing wrong.”
(12) Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
(13) When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
God does not weigh our works on the scales of justice to see which is more. All sin must be punished in God’s perfect system of justice. It takes more than our good works to make up for our wrongdoing. It takes One outside of ourselves to take the punishment we all so justly deserves.