Cary Cox, from Joshua 8:30-35. Israel renews their covenant with Yahweh. In this ceremony we get a glimpse of what is most important for Israel…and for us. Their identity flows out of their relationship to God. They are to be worshipers at heart, with their lives centered around the word of God. Their children must learn what is most important. For us today, we understand that Christ is to have first place in our lives, and in his church.