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The Law and the Story

The 10 Commandments are not simply a standalone declaration from on high. Rather, they are a gift, given by God, to the people He has already redeemed out of Egypt. This story, the Exodus story, is the interpretive key which makes the 10 Commandments come alive for us today.

“Then God spoke these words: ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”

Exodus 20: 1-2

The 10 Commandments are not simply a standalone declaration from on high. Rather, they are a gift, given by God, to the people He has already redeemed out of Egypt. This story, the Exodus story, is the interpretive key which makes the 10 Commandments come alive for us today.