The woman who is freed from the death sentence of stoning is free to rebuild her life, her self respect, she is free to change and do something positive and worthwhile, free to live with the dignity of being God’s beloved daughter.
“It’s hunger and loneliness that drive the prodigal son back to his Father. He’s not having some epiphany that all the sinful ‘dissolute living’ needs to be atoned for. Nor has his conscience been weighing on him. It is his physical hunger and his psychological loneliness that prompt the son’s decision to go back to his father.”
Our God is always faithful and consistent. His love for us never changes, no matter how we behave, no matter how serious our sins may be. It needs to be that way because our God not only loves, He IS love.
Then a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him.” Luke 9:35
We don’t look at the Commandments as the means to our salvation. Jesus is the means to our salvation, and through our relationship with him, the author of the commandments, we follow the commandments. We follow the commandments because we follow Jesus.