Wisdom of Solomon #23

October 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Proverbs 23:23 (AMP)

Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding.


The word buy in Hebrew has the meaning of,



“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s”.


The ultimate price paid by God in redeeming man, was his Son.  (1Corinthians 6:2, 7:23; 2Peter 2:1)


Pontius Pilate asked this question, “What is truth?” (John 18:38)


Truth is not found in books but in a person – Christ Jesus!


Jesus said’ I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me”.  (John 14:6)


  • The beginning of truth for every person is the believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and the confession that Jesus is the Son of God.  (Romans 10:9-10)
  • Salvation is free but it is not cheap!
  • Buying the truth means it will cost a person something in order to acquire it.
  • Those who found the Pearl of great price are willing to sell everything to buy it.  (Matthew 13:45-46)
  • Every time we want more of Christ (the truth), it will cost us something.
  • Moreover, as we (progressively) know the truth (Christ), the truth (Christ) will set us free.  (John 8:32)
  • Furthermore, we are sanctified by the truth.  (John 17:17)
  • By obeying the truth (Christ), our souls are purified.  (1Peter 1:22)


How much Truth do you want?

What are you willing to “pay” for it?


May we come to the realization that there is no truth outside Christ Jesus.  (Eph 4:21)

May we intimately come to know the Truth.  And as we know the Truth…

May we in our joy, go and “sell” all we have to buy more Truth.  (Matt 13:44)




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About Edgar Phillips
Husband, Dad, Ordained Minister and Missionary who loves God, Pastoral & Functional Therapist, Imago Professional Facilitator, EFT practitioner.

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