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“Buy the truth, and sell it
not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.”
[August 23, 2008]
had spoken at a family conference and explained and illustrated
Bible truths about how a parent can “turn around” a rebellious teen.
A man came up to me and said, “How did you
discover such amazing
truths?” I replied, “The Bible is the mind of man’s Creator revealed
to man. In the Bible God gave to man every key truth man would need
to live human life. Our difficulty is in receiving and believing ALL
of those truths. But each truth we believe opens up another set of
truths. And each one of those opens up another set, etc. etc.”
have HEARD truth, but they don’t HAVE truth. When the Bible says,
“Buy the truth, and sell it not” the emphasis seems to be that
you have to do whatever you have to do to make the truth yours.
Sadly, lots of God’s truth
isn’t popular. So what do people do with truth they don’t like? They
reject it. And they mock it! And they replace the truth with error
which deceptively looks like truth but will not truly work to solve
man’s problems. But they don’t just lose the one truth they
didn’t like. They also lose all the other truths they could’ve had
if they had not rejected the one truth they rejected!
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One of the most
wonderful things about truth is this: Anyone who will receive it can
own it. There is jewelry I can look at but never own. But I can own
the truth if I will just “buy” it. If I will simply accept
and apply God’s truth, it can become my property.
I wonder how many
other truths man has lost since he has denied and mocked the
foundational truth of all other truths: “In the beginning God
created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) Think about it.
If there is no accountability to the God who made us, then there is
no right and wrong. If there is no sin, there is no salvation from
sin. It is only a step from denying a Creator made us to denying
that Creator sent His Son Jesus to die for us.
Will you “buy the truth”?
-Pastor S.M. Davis
Park Meadows Baptist Church
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