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Are the Ten commandments still relevant to us today?

The following post was originally posted on my wife Lisa's blog "Emissions of Faith."
Are the ten commandments still relevant to us today?
As I was listening to the ESV Bible reading plan (Deuteronomy 5-7) this morning, I was reminded of the instructions that God gave to Moses and the people of Israel after they left captivity in the land of Egypt.  He gave them very specific instructions about how they were to conduct themselves as His people.  These instructions are commonly referred to as the Ten Commandments.  They are as follows:
1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make for yourselves an idol.
3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. Do not murder
7. Do not commit adultery
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. Do not covet.

God did not give His people these commandments as a means of saving themselves. He gave them thes…

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