What is the Purpose of Moral Law?

In the simplest of words, Rev. Charles Spurgeon writes the following on the Law and its purpose for mankind,

The law is also very useful, because it shows us our defections and stains. It is like  the looking-glass which my lady holds up to her face, that she may see if there be any spot on it. But she cannot wash her face with the looking-glass. When the mirror has  done its utmost, then there are the same stains. It cannot take away a single spot, it  can only show where one is. And the law, though it reveals our sin, our shortcomings, our transgressions, it cannot remove the sin or the transgression. It is weak for that  purpose, because it was never intended to accomplish such an end.


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