Of the Ten Commandments, the first three are vertical, governing how we are to relate to God. If we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, we who are in Christ fulfill these commands. The last seven of the commands are horizontal, governing how we are to relate to one another. When we love our neighbor as ourselves, we who are in Christ fulfill these commands as well. Christ’s perfect fulfillment of the law is imputed (credited) to our account, and as He lives in us, we grow in our relationship with Him and with one another.