“And on the day you cross over the Jordan to the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall set up large stones …” (v2). As the Israelites entered the Promised Land, they were supposed to renew the terms of their covenant with God. God had saved them out of Egypt and given them the Law in the desert; now the time had come to live out God’s commands in their new home. In order to thrive, they were reminded to keep “the whole commandment” (v1).
“And there you shall build an altar” (v5). As with the Israelites, worship and obedience to the Lord form a solid foundation for how we build our lives.