No matter how good we thing we are, we are never good enough to compare to the perfection which is expected from God. It is only through Christ’s sacrifice that we attain the righteousness required from God. Once we realize this truth, everything is meaningless compared to what Christ has done for us on the cross. In Philippians 3:7 Paul says, But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. We can spend our entire lives trying to be good enough to receive enough credit for righteousness in God’s eyes. Or, we can accept the gift of salvation through Jesus whose blood allows us to experience grace from God for the righteousness we need to be in His presence.