BUY THE TRUTH & SELL IT NOT

Mike Johnson

 Proverbs 23:23 says, “Buy the truth, and sell it not . . .”  This passage shows the extreme value of truth.  We are to spare no pains or costs to “buy” it, and once we have it, we are to keep it safe.  We should not be reasoned out of it, laughed out of it, or allow it to be driven from us.

Why is the truth of God’s Word so valuable? John 8:32 says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  Truth frees us from the love, the practice, and the guilt of sin.  This is so important because the wages of sin equals death (Rom. 6:23).  In John 17:1, Jesus prayed to God for His disciples saying, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”  Peter pointed out that our souls are purified by obeying the truth (I Pet. 1:22).

We should find the truth of God’s Word and adhere to it; we should never accept anything less than truth. We should be willing to pay any price to obtain it, and when we have it, we cannot afford to take any price for it.