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Bread of Life Devotionals
Text: Proverbs 23:23
📖23….”and sell it (the Truth) not;…”
🔥The first phrase of Proverbs 23:23 instructed us to buy the truth. That truth which is the Word of God, is contained in the entire Holy Bible. What cast Lucifer down to the earth from heaven, having been demoted, was his love for buying and selling. He got good things from God at his creation such as emerald, sapphire, etc, (Ezekiel 28:13-16), but he sold discord between God and some angels, who were cast down with him into everlasting darkness in chains, according to Jude 6, and Rev 12:4, 9. The truth is to be treated like death, once received, should not be renounced. Just as it is appointed unto man once to die…Hebrews 9:27, so we should buy the truth and not sell it.
🔥🔥Hence the second part of Proverbs 23:23 says we should not sell the truth we have bought…not even at any cost at all. But how do we sell the truth? If you have bought the truth (John 8:32), yet you still give your attention to earthly transient things that counter the Bible, then you are selling the truth. If you can’t leave your best friend whose friendship endangers your commitment to God’s services, you are selling the truth. This is why the Bible says in James 4:4 that, friendship of the world, is the enemy of God. That was how Demas sold his truth in 2 Tim 4:10.
🔥🔥🔥Beloveth, if you complain when persecuted by your close brethren in the Church, you are selling the truth. Any time you are tired of carrying your christian cross because of challenges, you are selling the truth. Moses refused to sell the truth, hence he refused to enjoy the pleasure of sin for a season in Egypt…Hebrews 11:24-26. There are some worldly entertainments we are engaged in, which connote trading away the truth: such as seductive dressing and pleasuring your eyes with same. These lead to spiritual laziness and emptiness. Child of God, don’t give attention to the physical more than the spiritual, so your bought truth will remain unsold.
🙏O Lord, I refuse to buy discord, hatred, gossips, greed, godlessness, disobedience, rebellion, and so on, from the devil, so I won’t be cast into hell with Satan, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Heavenly Father, I conquer by faith, every alliance with the world, that can influence me to sell the truth I have bought with commitment to you in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Blessed Redeemer, anoint my eye salve with your truth, so I don’t see the evil that will make me empty spiritually in Jesus’ name.
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