JOSEPH AND THE SILVER CUP
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Welcome back as we invite you again to
enjoy some Daily Bread, where you always find plenty of food for your
soul. Speaking of food, the last thing we talked about was a meal that Joseph had
for his brothers when they brought Benjamin down to Egypt to prove that they
werenít spies and to get Simeon released from prison. They all ate drank
and were merry. End of story? Nope.
Joseph ordered his steward to fill his
brotherís sacks again with as much food as they could carry and again to put
every manís money back. But this time he said, Put my silver cup in the
youngest oneís sack with his money.
When morning had broken, the brothers
were sent on their way. When they were outside of the city, but not too far
away, Joseph told his steward to follow after them and ask them why they
repaid good with evil by stealing his silver cup.
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The steward caught up to them and said
what Joseph rehearsed to him. They answered, How can you say such a thing?
God forbid that your servants would do what you are accusing us of. The
money that we found in our sacks the first time, we brought back to you, why
would we steal silver or gold out of your lordís house? Whoever you find it
with, let him die and the rest of us will be your slaves. But the steward
said, Whoever is found with it will be my servant, and the rest of you will
They each quickly put their sack on
the ground and opened them. The steward began with the oldest and finished
with the youngest, and found the silver cup in Benjaminís sack. They tore
their clothes in sorrow and returned with the steward to the city. They
went back to Josephís house and fell to the ground in front of him.
And Judah said, How can we prove our
innocence? God has found out the sin of your servants, both us and the one
who had the cup. Joseph said, God forbid that I should do this, but the man
in whose hand the cup is found, he will be my servant. As for the rest of
you, go in peace back to your father.
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Then Judah, remembered that he
promised Israel Benjaminís safe return. He pleaded with Joseph, and said,
Oh my lord, let your servant explain, I beg you, and please donít be angry.
You asked us if we had a father or a brother, and we said yes, we have a
father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his
brother is dead. His father loves him so. And when you said to bring him
down, we told you he canít leave his father or his father would die. But
you said, unless you bring him, youíll never see my face again. We told our
father. He said, Go again, and buy us a little food. So we told him we
couldnít return without our youngest brother, as you said. And my father
said to us, You know that my wife bare me two sons, and the one went away
from me and I never saw him again, and if you take this one from me too, and
something bad happens to him, youíll bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to
the grave. If I go back to my father and the boy isnít with us, being that
his soul lives for the boyís life, heíll die of sorrow. I guaranteed him
that I would bring the boy back home to him or I would be to blame for
ever. I beg you now, let me become a slave for you and let the boy go back
home with his brothers. How can I return to my father without him? I
wouldnít be able to bear watching him suffer.
Well, things sure have changed over
the years, havenít they? It was Judah who had the idea to sell Jacob as a
slave in the first place, and here he is with a truly touching plea to
become a slave himself to avoid anguishing his father. How do you think
Joseph will react to his brotherís request? Ah, youíll have to come back
next time to find out the answer to that, so keep your bookmark set on Daily
Bread and weíll see you soon!