If we come to think of God as one whose total focus is on exposing our sin, we will become too shortsighted to see his grace. We will be plagued by a spirit of doubting and mistrusting the Father of lights, who gives his good gifts to us (James 1:17). We will find that we have become incapable of responding to him (and his law) within the father-child bond of love. […] the way the law exposes sin serves a larger purpose, namely, bringing us to see our need of, and then to discover the joy in, fatherly grace and forgiveness. Such a balance is crucial to a right view of God, of grace, and of the law.
– Sinclair Ferguson, The Whole Christ, pp. 119-120.