Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
The Law itself is holy, and each commandment is holy, just, and good. In our thinking, we must constantly remember that there is nothing wrong with the Law. It was given by God and therefore is perfect as an expression of His will for His people. The weakness of the Law lay in the “raw materials” it had to work with – it was given to people who were already sinners. They needed the Law to give them the knowledge of sin, but beyond that, they needed a Saviour, to deliver them from the penalty and power of sin.