The humblest are the purest

Genesis 44:1,2
And he (Joseph) commanded the steward of his house, saying… put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken“.

The representations of Old Testament to New Testament in the present context
➡️Joseph-Jesus Christ
➡️Steward – Holy Spirit
➡️Benjamin – Humility
➡️Silver cup – Pure heart
➡️Sack – life

This silver cup typifies an extremely pure heart. Joseph was very careful that not any silver cup, but his own silver cup, be put in Benjamin’s sack.

Joseph is a type of Christ. Benjamin, the youngest, speaks of the least, the humblest. Jesus, our Joseph, is pleased to put His silver cup, (His own purity), into the sack (life) of the least.

St.Paul says, “I am less than the least of all the saints.” The Lord put the “silver cup” in his sack also, it appears, for he confesses that he has “a pure heart” (I Tim 1:5). Benjamin could in no way take the credit for it, for it was placed by the steward (Holy Spirit) at the express command of Joseph (Jesus).

Purity and humility go together. The humblest are the purest, and the silver cup (the most pure heart, like the heart of Jesus) is found in the most humble (youngest).

“And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack” (vs 12).

Dear friend, if the Holy Spirit searches your sack (life) today, will He find the silver cup?


Stay Blessed 😊