Laws are good, especially when made by good law-givers rather than arbitrary ones. Laws help any society to function more smoothly.
Laws also reveal authority and power. The entity which writes the laws carries authority and power. The legislator has power over the subject.
And while laws demonstrate authority and power, "laws" don't have the power to make you obey them.
More importantly, "Laws reveal the presence of a good law rather than the presence of a good in you."
Most importantly, "laws accent your failure even though they are not bad and don't cause failure." They are like an X-ray machine which tells you that you are diseased. The machine is good, it didn't cause your disease, but it shows your disease clearly. Laws show how weak you are to meet the laws. That is, while laws are good they also accent failure.
But there is One who can who can free you from your failures.