The Covenant Renewed at Mount Ebal
30 Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, 31 as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses—an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool had been used. On it they offered to the Lord burnt offerings and sacrificed fellowship offerings. 32 There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua wrote on stones a copy of the law of Moses.
The alter was built out of uncut stones because it was holy. The uncut stones prevented the people from worshiping altars and idols. The craftsmanship of the worker was not to be held above the great works of God. Are there times you may idol man made things over God’s work in your life? God is always working in our lives, so it is important to give him the praise.