He/She who does not have a mirror to look at or a just and righteous friend to rightly correct would hardly find anything wrong in himself/herself, and thus would live ignorant of one's failure.
However when the law comes, it comes in as a light, as a mirror and as a just and righteous friend and it gives us the opportunity to recognize ourselves truly and thus to correct ourselves.
" Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good." Romans 7 :12 (NKJV)
Many often consider God's law and His commandments as burdensome, rather they are for our good, for without it we would never have known the ugliness of sin and having being purged from it by the blood of Jesus Christ, then also to experience the joy of His salvation.
However there are many who have truly recognized the worth of the Lord's commandments..
"Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. " Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
"You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies;
For they are ever with me." Psalm 119:98 (NKJV)
" For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. " 1 John 5:3 (NKJV)
Today the world is going the catastrophic way as a result of forgetting the Lord's commandments.
The ugliness of sin which was welcomed for self destruction has so gripped out souls that it is now choking individuals, families, communities and nations to death.
The world is trying to find peace everywhere apart from God and they shall find none, for true joy and peace comes from the Lord God alone.
We need to apply self medication to our present and forthcoming wounds with the medicine of God's Word and His blessed commandments.
The Lord's commands are our true roots, and thus we need to get attached to it to flourish and abound in blessedness again.
We might have tried all other means, yet only God can save us, we need to return to our Father, we need to go back to our King, we need to hold on to our Savior, our blessed Lord God Jesus Christ.