Righteousness is doing the right thing in the sight of God and the following are some of the benefits of doing what God expects you to do when He expects you to do it:
1. Your Prayers Will Achieve a lotThe effective fervent prayer of a righteous person availeth much. (James 5:16)
Therefore if your want your prayers to do mighty things, ensure that you do the right thing in the sight of God.
2. Your Desires Will Be GrantedThe desire of the righteous will be granted. (Proverbs 10:24)
Therefore if your want God to give you the desires of your heart, ensure that you do the right thing in His eyes.
3. Your Children will be DeliveredThe children of the righteous will be delivered. (Proverbs 11:21)
Therefore if you want your children to be delivered from addictions and any other situation that holds them in bondage, do the right thing in God's eyes.
4. You Will Withstand Enemy Attacks Effectively
Therefore take the whole armor of God so that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done, continue to stand.
Stand therefore having ... put on the breastplate of righteousness. (Ephesians 6:11-14)
5. You Will Be Established, Fruitful, Safe
A person is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous cannot be moved. (Proverbs 12:3)
The wicked are overthrown and destroyed but the house of the righteous will stand. (Proverbs 12:7)
The wicked person envies the catch of evil men but the root of the righteous yields fruit. (Proverbs 12:12)
The wicked person is trapped by the transgression of his lips but the righteous person sails through trouble. (Proverbs 12:13)
Grave trouble will not overtake the righteous person but the wicked person shall be filled with evil. (Proverbs 12:21)
In the path of the righteous is life and in its way there is no death. (Proverbs 12:28)
6. God Will Save You
God saved Noah ... a preacher of righteousness and brought the flood on the world of the ungodly. (2 Peter 2:5)
God turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes ... but delivered Lot who was vexed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man living among them tormented his righteous soul every day by seeing and hearing their unlawful acts) . (2 Peter 2:6-8)
Therefore do the right thing in God's eyes and He will spare from destruction.
7. God Will Save Your City
When God revealed to Abraham that He was going to destroy Sodom, Abraham asked Him, "Would You destroy the righteous people with the wicked? Suppose there were 50 righteous people in the city, would destroy it?"
God replied and said, "If I find 50 righteous people in Sodom, I spare it for their sake."
Abraham continued interceding and bargaining for Sodom by asking God if He would destroy it if it had 45, 40, 30, 20 and 10 righteous people and God finished the conversation by saying I will not destroy it for the sake of 10 righteous people. (Genesis 18:23-32)
Therefore recognize that doing the right thing in God's eyes can save your city from destruction.