“Buy the truth and sell it not..” Proverbs 23:23a
A few years back while jogging through the neighbourhood, I came across a gentleman who began talking with me. We talked about his house and land that had a small farm attached to it which he had owned for well over 40 years. An expression of pride and joy beamed across his face as he told me about spending everything he had to get the land and then building the house with his own two hands. As we talked I enjoyed the vigor and passion with which this man spoke of his land, he had such a love for it. He said that there was no price someone could offer him that he would be willing to give up his piece of paradise as he called it. He said that none could match the price that he paid for the land. This struck me as I began to think of the weight of his words. There is a spiritual parallel with this train of thought as we should not be willing to sell this precious truth that we hold so dear.
Solomon as he spoke, told us first to buy truth and to make the purchase of it no matter the cost. The cost of living for truth can be a high price to pay at times but the return on such an investment is truly out of this world. In order to buy this truth, you must fall in love with it. In a world where there is so much deception, it’s important for us to know the truth and love it. We must hold this truth close to our hearts for it is this truth that keeps us grounded as we walk with the Lord. In the last days our love for this truth will be tested and we must be firm in our love for it.
I love what David had to say about truth in this verse: “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:5
We must let truth be our light that leads us down paths that are dark. As sin is rampaging in this day and age it is even more important for the church to hold on to truth with a grip firmer than it ever has.
This truth must never be for sale, there should be no price that it is worth. The price that you bought this truth for, nothing in this world should be able to match, no matter how great the sum. Solomon tells us to buy the truth and never sell it. Don’t ever look back on truth, this truth is found in God’s Word and must be guarded quite severely.
What’s this truth worth to you? Would you be willing to sell for a high price? Or is it more precious than anything this world has to offer?
Let us walk in truth throughout our every day lives, falling more in love with truth every day.
I believe that in the end the truth will conquer.” ~ John Wycliffe
by Andrew Clarke