(1 Sam 7:4) So the sons of Israel removed (got rid of) the Baals and the Ashtaroth and served the Lord alone.
On the Feast of Dedication we need to re-dedicate ourselves to the Lord. This might include doing like the Israelites did. First we get rid of the “sin” or throw it out with the trash. After we do this we can serve God alone, or give Him our exclusive attention.