Eight out of the 10 Commandments (80%) are negative, “shalt not”. Even today, the gospel of Christ is 2/3 negative and yet it’s the best thing that ever happened to mankind. Therefore, we should conclude, that although negative, learning and practicing the 10 Commandments, NOT FOR SALVATION, are still beneficial for us today.
As we begin to look at the first commandment, that God, the creator, says there is no other God. Isa. 42 and Psalm 115 tells us that the false gods created by man’s hands are not alive and can help no one.