Solomon bids us buy the truth (Prov. 23:23), but does not tell us how much to pay for it, because we must get truth though it be never so dear. Every parcel of truth is precious as filings of gold; we must either live with it or die for it. As Ruth said to Naomi, “Whither thou goest I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge.. .and nothing but death shall part thee and me”; so must believers say, “Where truth goes I will go, and where truth lodges, I will lodge, and nothing but death shall separate me and truth.” A man may lawfully sell his house, and land, and jewels, but truth is something that exceeds all price and must not be sold; it is our heritage – “Thy testimonies have I taken as my heritage for ever”-Ps. 119:111. It is a legacy that our forefathers bought with their blood, which should make us willing to lay down anything, and lay out anything, that we may purchase this precious pearl, which is worth more than heaven and earth, and which will make a man live happily, and die comfortably, and reign eternally.