Buy truth (and do not sell it), [that is,] buy wisdom, discipline, and understanding. Proverbs 23:23 God’s Word Translation
In this world there are a lot of things that you can buy,… if you have the money. There are cars, mansions, diamonds, yachts and many other things you can buy. It’s interesting that the Bible instructs us in Proverbs to buy truth. How does one buy truth?
My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Proverbs 4:20 NIV
Notice how the scripture above says “pay” attention? Your attention is valuable. Your attention is priceless. Whatever you are paying attention to good or bad it is costing you something. Pay attention to negative reports from a doctor, it could cost you your health and ultimately your life. Pay attention to all the death and destruction in the world and it will cost you your peace of mind. The Lord tells us what to pay attention to: His Word!!! In our text he tells us to buy the truth and He means The Truth of the Gospel which and Who is Jesus. You cannot pay money for Jesus because He is priceless but Jesus values your attention and He will accept it as payment to reveal to you His Truth. Do you know that you have God the Father’s and Jesus’s FULL ATTENTION at any given time of the day? They pay attention to you and you should pay attention to Them. There are ways you can actually buy The Truth. When you buy a Bible you are buying The Truth. When you buy a CD or DVD or download of a minister who is preaching Jesus you are buying the Truth.
But what is the Truth composed of and what are the ingredients? They are listed in the same scripture. They are wisdom, instruction and understanding. Now notice I called them ingredients. Just like a cake has certain ingredients so does The Truth. If you take the eggs and butter out of a cake it will not be moist or rise. Same is true with The Truth. You need Wisdom, Instruction and Understanding. If one ingredient is missing something will be lacking in your faith life. Jesus came that you might have life and have it in superabundance according to John 10:10. He wants you to have a FULL LIFE not a life missing ingredients. I hear so many Christian saying and singing, “I just want a little more Jesus or more Jesus.” Me, I am greedy I receive ALL OF JESUS!!! Why? Because that is why the Father sent Him and that is what He died for me to have. ALL OF HIM!!!! He paid the price so I receive the benefits. Now at your job you may have to pay for the benefit of health insurance. But God’s plan is he paid for and provided. The payment of your attention is valuable to Jesus so give it to Him, He gave His Life not just for you but to you!!! So buy the truth and don’t sell it. You will be glad you did.
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!