Does the Law equate with sin? No…the Law was given by God. Purpose of the law was to delineate right from wrong. But because of the law, people now know sin. Paul uses example of the commandment: Do not covet. The desire is wrong, yet it is so natural, all people do this. Generally no harm comes from desire, but the law determines this a sin. The problem, however, is not with the law, but with sin. The law is good, holy, and was given by a holy God. The law exposed sin’s real character. People simply cannot comply with what the law demands.