(Proverbs 11:27 KJV) He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
The godly “diligently seeks” (7836) to be pleasing to God. The Bible constantly refers to the righteous. Look at the references and descriptors in the first eleven verses of this chapter alone:
The integrity of the upright, verse 3
Righteousness delivereth from death, verse 4
The righteousness of the perfect, verse 5
The righteousness of the upright, verse 6
The righteous is delivered, verse 8
It goeth well with the righteous, verse 10
The blessing of the upright, verse 11
There are people who seek to be pleasing go God. Without the shedding of the blood of the Perfect Lamb of God this effort is vain. That is the bad news. The good news is that the Blood was shed. That means that the desire to please God has rewards for those who have been washed in the Blood.
So? Don’t get discouraged by those who tell you it is impossible to be righteous. Listen to what Solomon has to say and build your life accordingly.