Godliness...is devotion to God which results in a life that is pleasing to him.
God does not expect any good in us but what he has wrought in us.
Filthy Rags or Fully Pleasing?
It is possible to please God! This is a truth that many Protestants would object to, and refer to Isaiah 64:6, for example, as proof that everything we do is filth in God's eyes. This article challenges such an objection by pointing to who God is and what his perspective really is toward good works.