Self-righteousness is a sure path to death in Hell…
You cannot keep the Commandments, the Law of the Covenant or the Law of Conscience sufficiently to be saved by self-righteousness (Romans 3:20; James 2:10; Galatians 3:10)…it WON’T happen because you’re a sinner condemned by the Law to death in Hell (Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:10). If you trust in yourself, your facade of goodness and obedience to please the Father and thereby believe you are qualified to earn your own way into God’s grace, you will die with the “many” in Hell (Matthew 7:13-14).
Your only hope for life in eternity with God is by humbling yourself before Him as an unworthy sinner and asking forgiveness for your sin and confessing with your mouth and believing in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, Messiah, Savior, Redeemer, and that Jesus died for you to pay your sin-debt owed the Father (Romans 10:9-10; John 3)…a debt you could never pay by attempting to be “good enough” to please God.
Subsequent to confessing Jesus as your Lord, you’ll receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as the promise, seal, Guarantor, of covenant relationship with the Father (Ephesians 1:13-14) and from that point forward, the Holy Spirit will walk you in sanctification, daily, and you will be incrementally transformed into a vessel of obedience by which you can honor God (Galatians 5:16), but until you’ve admitted that you’re incapable of pleasing God in self-righteousness, you will continue to exist in futility, anger, hate, an odd mix of self-loathing (Isaiah 48:22; 57:21).
Honoring God by pursuing obedience is only relevant SUBSEQUENT to becoming His child by faith in Jesus; until you’ve established covenant relationship by faith in Jesus as Lord, your works of obedience, on your best day, are equated to a filthy, bloody, menstrual, cloth in God’s nose (Isaiah 64:6; Ephesians 2:8-9).
What is your only hope in this life and in the life to come? Trust completely in the sufficiency of Jesus Christ as the One who performed the work of redemption for you on a Roman Cross 2000-years ago and find peace with God the Father, forever (Romans 5:1).