How Is Law Good?
1 Timothy 1:7-11
English Standard Version (ESV)
7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary tosound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
I. A Restraining Purpose
A. God's Law is the Basis for E_________________ C_______ A_____________
B. God's Law is the Basis for P__________________________ E_______
II. A Revealing Purpose
A. God's Law Reveals the R___________________________ of God
B. God's Law Reveals the S___________________________ of Man
C. God's Law Reveals the Need Man has for R__________________