Proverbs 23:23 “Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well.”
The “truth” is what God says about you and me – no matter what we think, or feel.
It may be “true” that we are guilty of many things but it is the “truth” that through Christ when we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgives our sins and cleanse us for all wrong-standing. 1 John 1:9
We have all heard the expression ” I ain’t buying what you’re selling.” According to Proverbs 23:23 we have to “BUY IN” to the value of a truth that once obtained is more valuable to keep than to sell at any price.
And this is how God sees us. He purchased us with the blood of His Son Jesus and we are not for sale.
I remember as a young husband that it was thought prudent to purchase a house versus renting if possible. I remember signing for our first house and having a sense of permanency swell up inside of me. When we settled into our home we no longer paid rent but our monthly payment went towards our home, not someone’s investment.
1 Peter 1:19 – Galatians 3:13-15 – Colossians 1:14-24 are among many references that confirm we were purchased with the life of Jesus for our life in Jesus. God did not pay for a rental space. He purchased a dwelling for His Holy Spirit to dwell. This is the mystery of the Gospel “Christ in us, the hope of Glory” Colossians 1:27
God had a plan for buying us and that plan does not include ever selling us. He loves where He lives! And He loves where we will settle eternally. He is the Mansion Builder and we will dwell with Him in a place where our “buy-in” was to simply accept the TRUTH that has set us Free!
There is no buyers remorse and there is nothing this world can bring that is worth forfeiting HIs amazing Grace!