You were created to know the Lord personally, to walk with Him, talk with Him, and to live your life to glorify Him. Not to have religion, but a relation with your Creator, with Adonai, the Lord of Israel and of all the Earth.
You can never receive salvation by your own works, by being a good person. And there is nothing you can do to earn His love: He already loves you. What you need to do is to throw your life into his hands, to submit to him, and trust in Him.
As it is written in Habakkuk 2:4, “the righteous will attain life through trusting faithfulness” (CJB), or “the just shall live by his faith” (NKJV).