The Lord…loves those who pursue righteousness.
Every one of us is born into complete bondage to sin. We cannot produce righteousness on our own. Once we are saved, we are positioned. The believer is made righteous at salvation and the must grow in righteousness. Even when our good deeds seem to derive from pure motives, unless that motivation is to glorify the name of Jesus, those deeds are sinful. You must realize that you are completely incapable of changing your own heart. Once we get the order right: position then progression, we will live with a greater faith that guides our pursuit. When we are right with God, we can do right for God.
Pray to do right for God.
Live Forever Free,