Butler County Times Gazette
  • Michael Harmon: Invest in the truth

  • The price for knowing truth at times is a lonely road.
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  • Solomon once said, "Buy truth and do not sell it, get wisdom and instruction and understanding." (Proverbs 23:23).
    The acquisition of truth is easier than buying truth. What does Proverbs 23:23 teach us about truth?
    First, there is a price in seeking truth. "Buy truth."
    That price may cost you some friends, family, and everything that you and I have. The price for knowing truth at times is a lonely road. Truth parts company with the masses. It is acquired by few.
    Second, there is pursuit that comes with learning truth. Truth is like digging for gold in a mine. One must keep digging before he strikes gold. So, it is with truth! Like the miner, we must keep searching and digging if we wish to know the truth.
    Solomon says, "Buy truth and do not sell it."
    Finally, there is promise of things that truth offers; wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
    All of life is about learning, growing, and maturing. This begins when we invest in the truth.
    The Bible is the source where truth is found, learned, and obeyed!
    Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ. michael@augcoc.kscoxmail.com

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