"Sea Breeze, are you saying we have to ask God to make it impossible for us to sin?
Yes. We sin because it is our nature to do so. Since we are disconnected from the Source of Life, we decay. God doesn't save a person just from judgement. He saves them for life with him.
He himself is the greatest gift and purpose in life. But, we have to be sinless to fellowship with him. A new spirit is the down-payment in this life. Full payment is in the resurrection/rapture when we are glorified into immortality and the sin nature is removed.
“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”
"to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt" - Romans 4: 4
The more a person tries to "gain God's approval" through their good works, church (or any other means other than the cross) , the more debt they will have to pay for on Judgement Day. Let that sink in a minute. Quite a paradox don't you think?
This is why the Watchtower uses phrases that appeals to our sinful flesh:
"Gain God's Approval"
"on the path that leads to Life"
"Identify God's channel of communication he is using today"
Do, Do, Do ...Blah, Blah, Blah
Jesus last words were, "It is finished".