Morality and god

Why would god make us moral?  Did he have a reason for morality?  If he had reasons for making us moral than what were the reasons?  Was morality intended to help the human species as a whole? to help individuals act better toward one another? to help people realize that all humans are equal on some base level?  If there were such reasons than we can remove god from the equation with Occams Razor.  We dont need god if there are reasons for morality.  If god had no reasons for making us moral than why would we be moral?  To conform to his whim?  If god had no reason for making us moral than morality serves no greater purpose than to please god by falling in line. 

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