The Bible is very clear when it comes to the things that please God and those things that are contrary to His Word. Unfortunately, we live in a society that tries to rewrite the rules of ethics and godliness to suit their own purposes. And sadly, many believers have chosen to live by those worldly, sinful standards and ignore God’s Word, which leads to a life not according to His will and not pleasing to Him. It is not God’s desire that we live ungodly lifestyles—lives that are in direct contradiction to what His Son has redeemed us from.
Proverbs 6:16-19, The Message, says, “Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion: eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family.” One of the quickest ways to become entangled with any of these offenses is when you choose to conform to worldly standards. Search your heart to make sure you’re not following the world, but that you’ve set your heart to choose, say and do those things that are right and pleasing to God.