The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.
And what great nation has righteous statutes and ordinances like this entire law I set before you today?
You came down on Mount Sinai,
and spoke to them from heaven.
You gave them impartial ordinances, reliable instructions,
and good statutes and commands.
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.
“Our law doesn’t judge a man before it hears from him and knows what he’s doing, does it?”
an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of the immature, having the full expression of knowledge and truth in the law—
For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am made out of flesh, sold into sin’s power.
And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good.
1 Timothy 1:8
But we know that the law is good, provided one uses it legitimately.
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.
What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet.
For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God’s law.