When the Ten Commandments begin, God references himself as the God who has called Israel out of Egypt. He led them out of their slavery, but he did this for a purpose. He was forming a new people and calling them into a new way of being, a way that was for their good.
Are the Ten Commandments just a bunch of old, stodgy rules, or are they an invitation for us, even today, to learn how to live? In this teaching, Bernard Tam invites us to consider that these old rules might actually be about life today.