The other day I wrote a little on the connection between the commandments (Exodus 20) & how they reflect holiness or God’s moral & spiritual character.
So the law is reflecting something about God, things that are pure & good.
However when we use the law like a mirror & put it upon ourselves it shows us up to be failures, which is actually a good thing when it comes to standards & measures etc. Let truth be truth & lies be lies. The purpose of the law is not to demoralise us (we already are & probably happy with ourselves - to a point). It is in a sense a wakeup call or diagnostic tool.
So the law (not Leviticus-which is no longer binding) can be twofold depending on where we stand in relationship to God…In Christ,under Grace & walking in holiness or not under grace & still in a spiritual state of deadness & opposed to God.
The Heidelberg Catechism : Lord’s Day 2. Q & A 3
Q. How do you come to know your misery?
A. The law of God tells me.
1 Rom. 3:20; 7:7-25.
Deliver us from evil wherever it may be.