I believe there is a massive difference between someone subjecting themselves to what is considered to be good by societal standards, and someone who is innately(by their very nature) good. Both types can outwardly appear to do good, but their heart and mindset are not the same.
You spoke about being lulled into a false comfort... I want to give an example when comparing and contrasting the two mindsets that I just spoke of, the diff between one who subjects themselves to good, and one who is innately good.
Most people by the end of their work week just want to go home and enjoy the weekends, they want to be comfortable, go to a sports event, hit up the bar, play video games and etc... This is a mindset.
Now, lets attempt to arrive at what it is to be INNATELY good.
One who is innately good goes about their day and every thought that becomes entertained within, every function of their day must center around healing and helping others without any hint or sliver of selfish motive. If they are inherently good, then their thoughts for the weekend are fixed on something else entirely, doing good, rather than self seeking.
If someone was innately good then what would their nature drive them to do? How would it cause them to act? Could it allow indifference in political matters that affect the course of society for the better or worse? Would not these matters be of the utmost relevance to the individual who is innately good? Would they not feel a sense of inward obligation? Could they really turn a blind eye to it all and still be considered good? If the weekend is approaching and my thoughts are constantly fixed on the bar and not advancing some righteous cause, can I truly be innately good? I dont believe so, because thoughts are determined by ones nature...
...at the end of the day, we either allow ourselves to determine what is good, what is the standard, or we allow God, which obviously has a higher standard...
Prov 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.