Law has been something humans have always struggled with. Using law to justify themselves before God, make society better, or look good before others. Law at its essence is good, for it seeks to do what is righteous. Criminals are punished and the innocent are protected. However, in reality this does not work out that way. Criminal end up making laws that overlook or cover up their wickedness and the innocent are punished, there is no justice. The reason is that all humans have a corruption within them that negatively reacts to law. This is the same issue we face in our Christian life when we try to live by law.
So then indeed the law is holy, and the commandment is holy even righteous and good. – Romans 7:12
It is good, but the issue is our sin nature uses it against us.
For the sin [nature] taking opportunity through the commandment deceived me and through it (the commandment) it killed. – Romans 7:11
So, how do we overcome this and do what is right?
For sin will not rule you, for you are not under law but under grace. – Romans 6:14
God freed us from the law so that we could live in newness of spirit, not in the oldness of the letter
But now we have been rendered ineffective from the law, having died in which we were being held, so that we are slaves in newness of spirit and not to oldness of letter. – Romans 7:6
Because of this, if we obey His commandment we are free from law. He instructed us to love one another, referring to other Christians, as He has loved us. For by this others will know that we are His disciples, […]