Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath:<u> the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? John 18:11
Genesis 44:2 "And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, Gand his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken".
[Benjamin was the youngest; the 12th son, and his name means "son of the right hand" (where Jesus is now)]
There are many similarities between Jesus and the eleventh son of Jacob (Joseph), He was hated by his half-brothers who thought they had killed him; he resisted the charms of Potiphar's wife; he interpreted the dreams, etc., but when Joseph PLANTED his silver cup in Benjamin's sack (labeling him as a thief), the reason for him doing this was never given.. not to me, anyway. Why would such a godly man as Joseph want to frame his kid brother in such a way?
Not until Jesus spoke of "the Cup from his Father" is it clear how the Genesis account is an allegory concerning the spiritual cup -- Not a physical cup of tea or `coffee, but rather an assignment from the Almighty!
Benjamin hadn't been with the brothers on their first trip to Egypt, and before they returned to Canaan, Joseph told them 'they wouldn't see his face again unless Benjamin was with them'. Sound familiar? You'd better have Jesus in your heart, or you won't be seeing him either!
Dux allows: "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out the matter". Pr25:2