Treasure Island

douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Promise and the Outlaw


Promise preceded the law,
Watched over the rise of law,
Replaced the law.

Not that it's still not the case
That if you don't misbehave
You'll still be following the law,
But the law was never what was all.

Promise is saviour
Releases us from misbehaviour
Which we cannot release at all.

We live under law.
Proof of the existence of promise,
Will be the existence of life without law.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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just trying to get a toehold in Galatians 2&3

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