If the moral standards of our society today are not what they ought to be, perhaps it is because we have neglected faith. We have chosen to follow our own assessment, our own reasoning, chosen at times to follow even what is not right reasoning. We have ignored God's call for us to rise up by faith and try to live on the exalted plane of Christ-like conduct.
Perhaps this indicates that we are egocentric and selfish. We resist humility. We refuse to be willing to be taught. We have grown fat on attitude. We want everything on our level, where we can understand it all, and rule all, and control all. In reality, we will never understand that we fall short of the glory of God until by faith we see to what exalted plane of living and loving we have been called by Christ to live.
For example: We are taught that God loves us with an unchanging, unconditional, faithful love. If I accept this only by my own reasoning power, I will probably tend at times to doubt God's love for me, perhaps at times when my own cross of suffering is heavy or my sins weigh heavily upon me. But if by faith I choose to believe in God's unchanging love, this is much more fulfilling, satisfying, enduring.
It is good to remind ourselves that it has always been necessary for people to walk by faith, live by divine standards, love like Christ. Ephesians 3:17b-18 - I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love, so that you, together with all God's people, may have the power to understand how broad and long, how high and deep, is Christ's love.