Legalism does not make people “better”; it makes them worse. Moralism doesn’t produce morality; it produces immorality. We make a terrible mistake when we believe that the answer to poor performance, be it moral, spiritual or relational, is mere Law. People get worse, not better when you lay down the Law.
– Tchividjian, Tullian; Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free; David C Cook Publishers, Copyright 2013, Kindle Edition, page 45