The Ten Commandments are old, but they are not out-of-date. They give us a concrete way to do two things: To love God and to love others. Jesus, when asked what the most important commandment is, he replied “Love God, and love others.” The Ten Commandments give us clarity on how to do just that. The first four commandments show us how to love God, the last six commandments show us how to love others.
The Ten Commandments allow us to flourish, live free, and avoid unnecessary pain.