Jesus made an interesting comment in Matthew. He used the phrase, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness” Matthew 6:33 (KJV).
We gain God’s approval when we put on His righteousness. We do that by surrendering our all to Him and following Him.
If we really do that there is a transformational change that takes place in our life.
In Titus it says, “To those who are pure, all things are pure, but to those who are full of sin and do not believe, nothing is pure” Titus 1:15 (NCV). Even if we do good things we aren’t pure unless we have been born again.