1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that THE LAW IS GOOD, if a man use it lawfully; 9 Knowing this, that the LAW is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and IF THERE BE ANY OTHER THING THAT IS CONTRARY TO SOUND DOCTRINE; 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
I heard a national ministry on TV tell all Christians to go home and throw the LAW out of their house leaving the impression that the LAW has no use to the Christian. It also left a subtle suggestion that since we are under the new covenant that we no longer need the old covenant, we should stay in the New Testament, not the Old Testament. I was grieved to hear that and even more grieved when the audience praised, shouted, and applauded. We are under grace but the Law still has use to us as does all Scripture both Old Testament and New Testament (2 Timothy 3:15-17). The Law is called holy, just, good, and spiritual in Romans 7:12, 14. Do you think there might be some some learning we can extract from what God considers holy, just, good, and spiritual?
The Bible in the New Testament indicates that the last days will be as it was in the days of both Noah and Lot (Luke 17:26-30). How could you know what those days were like without reading the account in the Old Testament. The Apostle Peter further declared what happened back in those days as a warning about the future judgment reserved for the unjust (2 Peter 2:5-9). We need to thank God for the warnings of judgment as well as the benefits of our salvation. We need ALL Scripture and should be reading our Bibles so we are not caught up in the current fad of what some are preaching today. Love the whole Bible for the whole Word of God is alive and powerful (Hebrews 4:12).
Everyone will not respond to God’s goodness call. When people are bent on living in their sin and already have all the success, prosperity, and material benefits we sometimes use to attract them to Jesus, only the LAW has the power to penetrate to their conscience, convicting them of their sinful state. This is using the law lawfully, properly, or legitimately. Who thinks of calling a doctor if they never feel sick enough to need him? Once they feel sick and their need they call their doctor. The Law makes them feel their need of the Savior by showing them they are guilty before God.