God told the Israelites to “not do as they do where you lived” and to “not do as they do where I am bringing you”. This speaks to me because I need to be firm, serious in obeying God whatever the circumstance. The world behind me, the cross before me, no turning back.
There are things that are acceptable, normal, and sometimes celebrated, in other cultures – but not in God’s standard. It is difficult to say humanly what is right or wrong because people have different standards. That is why we need God’s standard. Which is impossibly high. Without Jesus it is impossible.