What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “YOU SHALL NOT COVET.” Romans 7:7
Often when we talk about The Law or Torah, people have a negative perception. They get defensive that the Bible is “judgmental” or say “nobody can meet these standards” ect. Well the answer is Yes and Yes. If you truly want to know God you need to know The Law or Torah, because this is his essence.
The Bible says we are all sinners, but how can we know what sin is unless we have The Law? This is exactly what Paul is trying to teach us here. We can’t know our ways are wrong unless we have a standard to judge those ways. For example, if you didn’t have a mirror, you wouldn’t know there was a mark on your face. Because you cant see your own face without a mirror.
The Law, The Torah is good. Its not something to despise or run away from. It allows us to reflect upon ourselves and see how we can be righteous. But you say, we are all guilty of breaking The Law and are sentenced to death. This is correct, this is why we need Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins. Without The Law we wouldn’t need Jesus
As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man. Proverbs 27:19
Just as The Law reflects our life, so our heart reflects us. The Law of God is good, it’s a blueprint for living a Holy Life, we are freed from penalty of The Law through Jesus Christ. Rejoice in Jesus Name Amen!