A New Moral Compass
Jesus is a new moral compass.
1 Corinthians 6:9: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
If you do not recognize that you are guilty of some of the offenses listed above, you can add another offense to the list. You are a liar.1 John 1:8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Matthew 1:21: And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
The passage does not specifically promise that Jesus would save His people from the penalty for their sins, even though that is true. It also means that He will save them from committing sins. He will do that completely when He takes them to Heaven and presents them to himself holy and unblameable and unreproveable. For now, even though they sometimes fall into sin, they are reconciled to Him.Colossians 1:21: And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
He commands believers to stop sinning and then helps them to obey the command.John 5:14: Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. John 8:11: She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
1 Corinthians 10:13: There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
He is willing to forgive the sins we do commit when we confess and forsake them.1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Proverbs 28:13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
When we receive Jesus, He gives us a new moral compass. In fact He IS the new moral compass, leading us out of sin and into God*s will. If you have not received that kind of Jesus, you have not received the Jesus of The Bible.