"Buy The Truth, And Sell It Not" Prov.
Like wise merchants, we must secure the genuine article - the truth; not something that resembles the truth, not a part of the truth, but the truth. It is not enough to gaze at the truth, admire the truth, and talk about the truth. We must buy it. The truth, which we must buy, is the gospel of God's free-grace in Christ. This is the truth which we bind around our necks, and is written upon the tables of our hearts.
Far too many make a fair bid for the truth, but are unwilling to pay its price. Herod heard the truth, but he bought it not, loving pleasure more. The rich young ruler made a bid for the truth, but bought it not, loving riches more. Agrippa was convinced of the truth, but bought it not, loving fame and popularity more.
But there are some who are so convinced of the value of
the truth that they consider nothing too valuable to give for it. Moses gave up
all the "treasures of
Most of you have bought the truth of redemption by Christ alone. You consider it more valuable than life itself. You have bought it without money and without price, by the simple obedience of faith in Christ. But you would gladly give all things for it. My admonition to you is this - "Sell it not."
Many who appear to have bought the truth do sell it. And
they sell their own souls with it. And "What shall it profit a man, if he
gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" To all outward appearance,