The only true Morality (moral excellence) is found in God. Not in any human being, nor in what they make with their hands.
You know what I keep an eye on to know if the Holy Spirit does not like what I am doing? My overall feeling. If I read scripture I am uplifted in faith, even in the tough books like Jeremiah and Lamentations. If I go from that state to watching a movie I am “naturally” (meaning wickedly, since wickedness is our natural state as fallen humanity cursed by God) drawn to … I watch to see if everything “dims”. If it dampens my spirit, or puts out the flame that was burning for God in my heart. If the joy I have with God seems to be replaced in what I am doing with a lesser fake. That is my indication that I should STOP.
And sadly, I will admit, that I in and of myself, usually do not WANT to stop. No, in my fallen self I rebel immediately and make excuses. Struggling with that right now for playing Minecraft at night instead of reading the Word or spreading it.
Don’t get me wrong. I know I will not be perfect in this life. And it isn’t some set of rules and regulations I’m trying to fulfill and check off my list as “done”.
No, I am mostly motivated by just plain not wanting to grieve the Holy Spirit of God, who is my Lord, my Savior, my King and my Master who shed His most Precious and Holy blood for me to save me out of my sin. I do not wish to grieve Him. Thank God He is a merciful and gracious Lord who forgives us whenever we truly repent.
The life of a Bible believing Christian is full of repentance. This is just how it is. But God is indeed Merciful and He will not turn away ANY who come to Him with their whole hearts, souls, minds and strength. Yes, I have to ask God’s help to do that! For me to do anything except wretched and wicked things, to think anything other than those, I need my Savior’s help. So I ask it. He is Merciful.