(Proverbs 7:1 KJV) My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
In our enlightened times we tend to regard the “commandments” (4687) of God as if they are suggestions. Our culture likes to think that they are sophisticated that they can play with fire and, because of their wise fingers, they will not get burnt. Old fashioned morals are for cave men, not us as an advanced species. It is tragic that we are wrong. We are fooling noone, even ourselves.
Generally God does not make recommendations or suggestions. He either speaks without confusion or He remains silent. Often we claim he is remaining silent when it is just that we are not listening. We see our churches redefining marriage and rationalizing abortion because that is what they want God to say. Church attenders toy with the occult and embrace materialism.
So? Don’t let the world fool you. Quit trying to fool yourself. Either read and weep, or read and obey.