God designed the Law to be a condemnation, but His purpose was that it would be a condemnation of our own efforts at righteousness. He never intended it to be a point of comparison and condemnation of others. And He never intended that the Law would be a pathway to pleasing Him.
But He did plan for the Law to have a positive result.
He intended that the condemnation created by the Law would show… us clearly our need for a different righteousness. His designated plan for the Law was to condemn our own efforts at self-earned righteousness. He knew that there would be no clear designation of sin without the Law.
And He knew that there would be no awareness of our need for a Savior.
(From my book, “Unfiltered Grace, Believing the Whole Grace Message.” Now available on Amazon.)