Moses took the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had made the Israelites swear an oath. He had said, ‘God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up with you from this place.’

3 simple things!

  1. God’s Word must be passed on from one generation to another. Moses had not known Joseph personally, but what Joseph said was not lost to him.
  2. God’s Word must be obeyed by each succeeding generation. Joseph was faithful in his day; and Moses had to be faithful in his.
  3. God’s Word can be trusted by each new generation. God will (“surely”) do what He has promised.

PRAYER: Lord, the simple truths are not necessarily easy to put into practice. I find they are often opposed, and that thief, the devil, tries to steal them from my grasp. But with your help I will prevail, and be faithful in my generation as Joseph and Moses were in their’s.