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Updated on February 8, 2017


"Buy and sell" is a term used in trading commodities in the stock market. Every day millions of people throughout the world are trading back and forth. People trade on gold, oil, shares and stock of every description day in, and day out except on weekends. Money can be made in the twinkling of an eye, while others can become paupers just as quickly. Others become rich overnight. Thousands or even millions of people are glued to the screen watching their fortunes fluctuate from high to low or vice versa. This is the scenario of the money market world. The subject of our topic is buying the truth and not selling it. Truth is not tangible in that you can grasp with your hands or see it with your eyes. Truth is abstract. The truth can set you free, and freedom is a rare commodity. Once you have truth and freedom, you are not going to trade it for something inferior. You would want to keep the best for yourself and not let it go.


The Concise English Dictionary

"The state or quality of being true; conformity to fact or reality; that which is true, a fact, a verity; honesty, veracity, sincerity; fidelity, constancy; true religion".


In the book of Proverbs 23:23, it is stated: "Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding."

How can you buy truth if it is not a tangible object? Rather you have to acquire or obtain truth, a quality of fact or reality. The Bible does state that all men are sinners, so no one is blameless. You cannot trust a sinner for he is tainted with some defect and not completely pure or completely blameless. Who then is blameless and without sin, but Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour born of the Spirit of God who created everything under the sun out of nothing? Jesus Christ is the one that created the whole wide world and all living creatures under the sea and above on land. Jesus is manifested by the Spirit of God and entrusted to work on behalf of the invisible God in heaven for thirty odd years on earth to bring redemption to mankind who had fallen because of sinful Adam who listened to his beguiling wife, Eve.


We should acquire the truth from Jesus because He was God's manifestation of human form on earth and God has the complete truth for God is TRUTH..

The birth of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament

John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 18:37

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

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John 8:57-59

Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

(58) Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

(59) Then they took up stones to cast at him; but Jesus hid himself, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John 10:30-33

I and the Father are one.

(31) Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

(32) Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those do you stone me?

(33) The Jews answered him, sayiing, For a good work we stone thee not; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

John 12:44-46

Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

(45) And he that seeth me seeth him that sent Me.

(46) I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

John 13:12-14

So after he had washed their feet, and taken His garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

(13) Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well; for so I am.

(14) If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

John 14:6-9

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

(7) If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also; and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

(8) Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

(9) Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?



God is the original Rock of Truth for we can see that His work is perfect without sin and His judgment is unbiased and true.

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

2 Samuel 7:28

And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:

Psalms 146:6

Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever.

Romans 3:4

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Hebrews 6:18

That by two immutable things in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who had fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.


Psalms 119:72

The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalms 119:127

Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above the gold.

Psalms 119:162

I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth, and sell it not, also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.


Truth should not be sold, bartered or traded for any less value like untruths or lies. Truth has already set us free from sin and we should not look back like Lot's wife who was turned into a pillar of salt. Once free from the clutches of sin, should we turn to look back or be caught again by the sirens of lust and greed? We have freedom to reach great heights on to salvation and should have a firm grip on where we are standing looking towards heaven for our future.

In the Old Testament and New Testament, people have lied and paid heavily for their sins of lying which is contrary to truth as found in Jesus Christ and God. This will be discussed in the next installation. All glory to God





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    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks for commenting.

      I return the same compliment to you that any friend of Jesus is also my friend.

      Since your daughter is interested in China, may I present two hubs relating to our church, one about China and the other, Canada. Your daughter is the same age as my twin grand nieces and that is the third hub.



      Three Generations of the Same Family Born on the Same Date


    • Hannah Ministries profile image

      Hannah Ministries 

      8 years ago

      Thank you so much for this HUb. I always pray for a real revival with the televishon preachers. They have the tools to really reach the people out there! But the greed has taken over for a lot of the known one. What a wonderfull reply from eiron! God bless you. My dayghter is 5 and she want to be a missionary to china for 2 years allready!!!! I really don't know where she came up with that Idea. Love you guys for loving Jesus. Any friend of Jesus is my friend.

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      You are correct in saying if the televangelist goes preaching and charging a fee for speaking, it is like selling the word of God for cash.

      We do not do that in our church. When the preacher is sent on a travelling tour, he gets free board and a daily allowance to cover meals. Transport is also provided. Normally, when printing of his writing is needed, the church will print the articles. I do not think the preacher benefits from his labour of love in writing at all. Christianity is not for amassing wealth, but for love of God and fellowmen.

      Our church in non denominational. It used to be the third largest Chinese Christian Church in China before the communists took over. We are simple Christians in faith, no big organization.


    • Unchained Grace profile image

      Unchained Grace 

      8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Einron, I'm going to go out on a limb so to speak and submit the following. A preacher takes a Bible and their marketing and promotional ability on the road, scheduling a tour like some platinum selling pop artist. They charge an upfront fee to churches to speak there. So, what are they speaking about? Oil refineries in Cuba? Not. They get up on the platform and pimp the Bible for profit. Since they are allegedly using the Bible as the foundation, they are in fact selling the truth.

      Just about every televangelist will try to sell you books they have written which undoubtedly will contain Bible prophecy or scripture as a means to support their position. They are in fact attempting to sell the truth. John 1:1 is the foundational basis. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." That one single verse simply says what? When you attempt to sell anything or attempt to gain profit through the use of God's Word, you are in fact attempting to put God Himself on the auction block and just who has the audacity or the right to put a price on God?

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks for commenting. Thank Jesus for paying with His life for our sins.

      Many things are hidden because of money and many are also killed for money.

      We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.

      God bless.

    • Judah's Daughter profile image

      Judah's Daughter 

      9 years ago from Roseville, CA

      God is really getting this message out loud and clear! Thank you for doing such a great job in ministering this to us. Everything hidden is concealed for the sole purpose of a deceptive covering and outcome. How much "hush money" is really spent for such things? How many people have been "sold out" for money and even killed or been killed for money? Jesus gave His very life (PAID) to bring the Spirit of Truth to us so we are no longer falling prey to the father of lies!

      Why is it we have forensic scientists, lie detecting science and so forth? We must know the truth in order to know right from wrong, innocent from guilty. We will have a Judge one day, which Jesus said is the "Word He spoke"! All things were created by that Word and He told Pilate He came for the purpose of "testifying to the TRUTH". May we all embrace the Truth and thus LIVE. Lies destroy and bring death; Jesus brings life in the Truth!! Amen!!!

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Glad that you commented. Appreciate it. God bless.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Einron, Wonderful hub! The TRUTH does set you Free and yes it is PRICELESS! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


      Thanks for commenting. Praise and thank God for giving us a free gift which we must cherish and not throw away for things of no value to us.

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      9 years ago

      Amen!! Great message sister!! His Truth or Salvation is not for SALE; it's a Free gift by Faith! And He is the Only Way Truth and Life!! Thank you! Great Scriptural references too.


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