The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
And what large and important nation has statutes and ordinances so upright and just as all this law which I set before you today?
You came down also upon Mount Sinai and spoke with them from Heaven and gave them right ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments.
[Direct such people] to the teaching and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is surely because there is no dawn and no morning for them.
Does our Law convict a man without giving him a hearing and finding out what he has done?
You are] a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the childish, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and truth -- "
We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a creature of the flesh [carnal, unspiritual], having been sold into slavery under [the control of] sin.
Now if I do [habitually] what is contrary to my desire, [that means that] I acknowledge and agree that the Law is good (morally excellent) and that I take sides with it.
1 Timothy 1:8
Now we recognize and know that the Law is good if anyone uses it lawfully [for the purpose for which it was designed],
The Law therefore is holy, and [each] commandment is holy and just and good.
What then do we conclude? Is the Law identical with sin? Certainly not! Nevertheless, if it had not been for the Law, I should not have recognized sin or have known its meaning. [For instance] I would not have known about covetousness [would have had no consciousness of sin or sense of guilt] if the Law had not [repeatedly] said, You shall not covet and have an evil desire [for one thing and another].
For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self [with my new nature].