People often think of the Ten Commandments as a list of rules that God uses to ruin people’s fun. Nothing could be further from the truth.The introduction to the Ten Commandments teaches us that God is a gracious God who has given his people wonderful blessings. He has set them free from slavery in Egypt. More than that, he has set them freefrom the slavery of sin. The Ten Commandments are a declaration offreedom, and they provide a guide for living lives of freedom. Goddoes not want his people to live like slaves ever again. If we followthe Ten Commandments, we will have happier, healthier lives.