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Jun 24, 2018

Bone Duty

Bone Duty

Passage: Exodus 13:19

Speaker: Gerald Hutchinson

Keywords: bone, bones, duty, exodus, freedom, genesis, génesis, guest, honor, israel, israelites, joshua, sunday, task

The Israelites guarded Joseph's bones before they could be taken out of Egypt. We have our own calling to seemingly menial tasks that we should receive with honor.

Joshua 24:32

32 The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought along with them when they left Egypt, were buried at Shechem, in the plot of land Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor for 100 pieces of silver. This land was located in the territory allotted to the descendants of Joseph.

Genesis 50:24-25

24 “Soon I will die,” Joseph told his brothers, “but God will surely come to help you and lead you out of this land of Egypt. He will bring you back to the land he solemnly promised to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”

25 Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath, and he said, “When God comes to help you and lead you back, you must take my bones with you.”

Exodus 13:19

19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for Joseph had made the sons of Israel swear to do this. He said, “God will certainly come to help you. When he does, you must take my bones with you from this place.”