Why do people do things they know they shouldn’t do? I think it is just because human nature is like that, rebellious (please don’t get offended), but there might be a deeper explanation to it.
In the NIV bible, 1 Corinthians 10:23 says, “”I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.” And in 1 Corinthians 6:12 it says, “”I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but I will not be mastered by anything.”” So by those verses, it means that we can do anything, but maybe it is not good for you and/or other people. Or maybe that if it is not necessarily “bad” for you, it might master you, or you might get addicted to “it”.
So there are certain steps to take to figure out if something is not good to do, or if it is okay. Once you have already figured out what to do, if it won’t harm you, keep on going. If it won’t harm you, check if what you are going to do will harm others. And if whatever you want to do does not harm yourself or others, think about others feelings when you do it, your feelings, and make sure that it won’t master you or get you addicted to it. If whatever you want to do won’t harm anyone or their feelings, won’t get you mastered or addicted, and isn’t anything that you think you shouldn’t do, go for it!
Some people just don’t check if what they are doing is wrong or not, and they don’t think everything through. I know, all of us have had those times where we do something wrong, but we always know that God still loves us, no matter what we have done.