The following was on John Piper's blog today:
Your life hangs on how you relate these two statements:
“If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous” (1 John 2:1).
“Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you” (John 5:14).
Do you experience the first one weakening the second?
Or do you experience the first one joyfully empowering the second?
Your life hangs on your answer.