John 8:11 - And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” Wow! Just to think about and process what Jesus said to the woman who was caught in the act of adultery. The act of sin means to miss the standard or to do the opposite of God’s commands, laws, and precepts. We all want to do what is right before God, but immediately, thoughts come to mind when dealing with doing what is right all the time… “I can’t do it, I try and fail,” “It’s too much work, I give up,” “Who really can do that, nobody’s perfect?” “Oh, Lord I want to but I need you to help me, show me.” The first thing to look at and understand is, what it means to “go, and sin no more?” Because the truth is, there is not a day in this fleshy human body that we don’t have things (sin) to repent for.
The woman that Jesus was speaking to in this text was in the act of, or voluntarily doing something that was sin. The act of adultery is premeditated, it is calculated, thought out, and it is birthed into action. With this action, some of us can think because we’re not doing that type of sin that we are okay. Nope! That is why the crowd had to drop their stones (see - John 8: 7- 9)! John 8:34 says - Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. So, it is presumptuous sin Jesus is dealing with for “go, and sin no more.” What that means is, when you clearly know its wrong (sin), but you still do it, and do it (sin) repeatedly. So, what sin or works of the flesh are you doing presumptuously, voluntarily, and repeatedly that you are a slave to? – Read Ephesians 4:17-32, Galatians 5:19-21, James 1:13 - 27.
After reading those verses, ask the Holy Spirit to show you and remove any delusions, excuses, reasons for and about the sin that is repetitive in your life. Write down what you know for sure is continuous sin in your life. Then (after reading this entirely) go to Psalm 51 and pray that aloud. After you read verse 3, before going to verse 4, call out what you have written down and truly repent and lay it down. And continue praying the rest aloud to the end of the chapter. Expect to see a turning away from sin and freedom from it, which only comes with obeying the Word of God. In order to sustain, grow and continue to turn away from sin, you must read, pray, fast and meditate on the ENTIRE Word of God. Jesus says to you and me daily, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”