Law becomes promise, commandment becomes narrative

Given the rejection (and exegetical inadequacy) of the Protestant “law-gospel” divorce, we still have to answer, “what then the law?”   Given that Paul still appeals to Torah after showing Torah as inadequate for dealing with sin and providing righteousness, we must admit that Paul is viewing Torah in a new way.

He appeals to the Abrahamic promises–the the story.    The law now becomes a promise.  The commandment is now a narrative of redemption.