For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12
When we consider what he did for us; how God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him, I am awed as we we all should be.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
If that’s not love, I don’t know what is! It’s this love that binds us to Him and ought to make us want to abide by and with Him. The bible tells us that there is a way that seems right to man;
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 16:25
Therefore, I can’t go by what I or what you think is right, I have to go by the word of God. That cuts out my and everyone else’s opinions. The way that is right and guarantees us a seat in heaven is living by the standards established by God. That standard has to be so ingrained in us that no matter what we abide by it.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. (2 Corinthians 6:17)
It is the spirit of God residing within us that causes us to cast off everything that is not like Him; to come out from among 'them' and live a life that is separate, holy and pleasing unto God.
God is not pleased when we do not uphold His standards: