When the new testament commands things like “go and sin no more” (John 8:11), this is actually a challenge to draw us closer to Jesus, because as we try and sin no more, we come to realise how inadequate our efforts are, and how much we need Jesus. I believe such statements exist, similar to the old testament law which was put in place to show how far from God His people were, that we need Jesus.
In otherwords, for those who take God’s Word seriously and try to put in to practise such a command, they soon discover that they can’t and it leads them straight in to the arms of Jesus.
Once we truely surrender to Him in His Grace towards us, He sets us free. Amen!
Warning! Beware of the deception that sins in your life (e.g. 1 Cor 6:9-10) don’t matter because we are saved by Grace. Grace is the power to overcome those sins, and you need to believe that you will overcome them and that involves faith that He will complete His work in you. On the flip side, we mustn’t give sin strength by trying to “earn” our salvation through obedience to the law.