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Buy the Truth - Do not Sell It

Fri, Aug. 26, 2016 Posted: 06:15 AM


Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Proverbs 23:23 tells us.
Buy the truth - acquire the truth through sacrifice.

"What is truth?" Pilate rhetorically asked Jesus this question in the Gospel of John 18:38. The Lord Jesus answered that question in his prayer to our Father. "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth." John 17:17. Earlier this summer I was speaking to a young man. He was trying to persuade me that my truth may not be the same as another one’s truth. How many truths are there as many as there are people? I told him there is only One truth – God’s Word. Hopefully he was persuaded.

To acquire the truth, we have to pray to the Father, read the Word of God and meditate therein. The Holy Spirit will enlighten our understanding. We buy the truth when we give of our time by purposefully pursuing the truth of God in His word. We have to purpose in our heart to meditate in the word of God. We must devote a period of time each day to pray, read and meditate in the word.

Acquiring the truth is costly. God's truth changes our lives and many times we do not want to change our lives or our lifestyles. James 1:25 reads: But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
There is no secret code needed in order to learn the truth in God's word. The Holy Spirit of God enlightens our understanding with the truth of God's Word.

..... do not sell it

Do not exchange the truth of God's word for money or fame. Do not compromise the truth of God to be accepted by society or even your local church. Psalms 119:160 reads: The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgements endures forever. How long can you stay among friends? How long can you remain a member of a congregation - 110 years? The word of God endures forever. Be wise and choose God's truth. If you have to choose between friends and the truth - choose truth. If you have to choose between your local congregation and the truth, choose truth. Hold onto the truth. The truth shall make you free.

The truth frees us ….
John 8:32: And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. The truth frees us up from bondage to sin, from bondage to our flesh and from bondage to people's thoughts. When we are in the will of God and we know it, we have no fear of what a person may think or say. Truth frees us up to do God's will.
Jesus said ..., I am The Way, The Truth and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6. Jesus is the only way to God the Father, and that is the truth. There is only One truth in the universe.

June Samuel