Romans 7
7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead.

You can’t break a law, without knowing what the laws are.

It’s like “Wet Paint Don’t Touch” signs. I doubt there are very few of us who have not checked an object where these signs have been placed to see if the paint is really wet.

Without the sign, I would not have known I wanted to touch the wet paint.

Romans 7
9 I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. 10 And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me.

For sin… deceived me: It isn’t the law that deceives us, but it is sin that uses the law as an occasion for rebellion. This is why Jesus said, you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32). The truth makes us free from the deceptions of sin.

I once heard a song that the devil has all the good music. What if this is just sin stirring our rebellion and enticing us to enjoy things not lawful for us?