Your work will not save you but your faith will/should/better produce good works as its supernatural result.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 21:31 - Then Jesus explained his meaning: "I tell you the truth, corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you do.
Read - Matthew 21:28–32
Jesus teaches a simple parable with eternal consequence to a people who hadn’t let faith produce works in them. For us to apply, we must simply recognize the value of expecting our faith to generate the fruit of works in our life. If it is not then there is a problem that must be addressed.
Lord, I will grow in faith that produces works.
Read James 2:14-26.
Works (good things we do for God’s glory) are the natural outflow of Obediently Serving God. That Obedient Service is the natural outflow of ‘Knowing’ God through Jesus and ‘Loving’ God and others. If we do not have works then we must see what is wrong with our head (Knowing) or heart (Loving). A course correction in that area will empower us to serve Jesus faithfully