Biblical laws are often difficult for many of us to understand and read contextually. We tend to read them in a very proscriptive way (you can't do that etc.), which is how the laws we follow tend to work (e.g., Speed Limits, No Dogs Allowed, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service). Biblical laws tend to be more descriptive than prescriptive. They describe the way of life God wants for all of humanity and the cosmos. Reading biblical laws (including the Ten Commandments) descriptively means they are not exhaustive but are meant to be engaged by people of faith in community formation.