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"Thrive" is our latest series exploring the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy. Some Christians think because we are under grace, the laws of Deuteronomy, Exodus and Leviticus are not helpful and no longer apply to life today. However, the Ten Commandments aren’t just about individual morality - though they do include that. They model the gospel-grace before the Law. God’s grace comes before God’s Law. God delivered His people and only then asked them to obey his Law. Obedience is to flow out of their covenantal relationship with a loving, redeeming God.
The Ten Commandments provide a positive framework for living in good relationships with our neighbors, where every person can thrive.
“Observe (the Ten Commandments) carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’”