The only man in history that had the chance to be justified before God by his works was Adam and he blew it. The works of man can never have the same end as it had before the fall. That is not to say that works can't save us because they can but only by the works of Jesus Christ, not our works. His works can be found in the life, death, and resurrection and it is by that that mankind has hope to be justified before God. He did all the work and those who receive Him by faith undeservingly reap the blessings that come from what He accomplished. Amen.
"Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that is greater than all our sin."