Matthew 22:34-40 - Why do the 10 Commandments get such a bad rap? Certain states don't want them in their courtrooms. People think they're too restrictive. Nobody's really expected to keep them all, are they? We'll start taking a look at the 10 Commandment in depth because God made them known at a key point in history and they've been brought up often since then. Why are they key? What's the purpose of them now? Here's a clue: It's all about God's heart and intentions and love for you, believe it or not.