"So when we pray that God would lead us in the paths of righteousness (Ps. 23:3), and that he would cause us to bear fruit in every good deed (Col. 1:10), and that he would fill us with the fruit of righteousness (Phil. 1:11), we are praying that Scripture would have this effect on us. We are praying about the way we read the Bible.
But we are not praying that we would become legalists-doing good just because the Bible says to do good, whether we are changed on the inside or not. That's the way the Pharisees handled the word of God. And Jesus told them they acted as if they never read it...No. We are praying that the word reveal the worth and beauty of all that God is for us in Christ, so that we would see it as all-satisfying, and savor it above all other desires, and be changed by it from selfish to self-giving, so that people might see our good deeds and give glory to God (Matt. 5:16)."
-John Piper, Reading the Bible Supernaturally, p. 274.