The godless see pleasure as their primary goal—something called hedonism. They will have no desire to seek after the righteousness that delivers from death until the Law puts salt on their tongue. The moral Law reveals sin and its terrible consequence. It makes a sin-seeking sinner look for a way to be made right with his Creator. It prepares the heart for the gospel.
Isaiah 56:12 “Come,” one says, “I will bring wine, And we will fill ourselves with intoxicating drink; Tomorrow will be tas today, And much more abundant.”