Matthew 5:6 says, “God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice (or righteousness), for they will be satisfied.” The word righteous in the dictionary (merriam-webster dictionary) means, “acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin.” There is freedom that can be found in living righteously. When you live according to the Word and God’s desires, you will find freedom, joy, hope. You will be able to focus on what God wants instead of your own feelings and desires. God will bless you when you are striving to live a righteous life.
However, the world will try to convince you to live according to your own standards or desires. You may have heard sayings such as, “You do you,” or “Do what makes you happy.” The problem with this philosophy is that it is based on temporary feelings and happiness. If every person’s definition of righteousness is based on their own experiences and feelings (or that of others), then every person’s definition of righteousness will be different. Each will have his own moral compass. This can be a problem when trying to live a righteous life or even trying to examine the way others live.
The Bible is the only place that provides consistent, authentic examples of how to live. It is not based on the temporary, but the eternal. God will not bless those who are always changing how they live based on themselves, but those who base their lives on God and His Word will find eternal joy, reward in Him, and hope of what’s to come.