What are you willing to give up?
In Prov 23:23, the parameters of trading for truth are clear transactionally: Give up to get it; once gotten, don’t give it up.
Before realizing salvation’s free gift, I was told I should be willing to give up the music I listened to most. I thought the guy was nuts. First, because I invested a lot in the music, both time and money. Second, because the music I was listening to at the time was a lot of Dean Martin, Buddy Greco, Steve Lawrence type music. Not too noisy or too nasty.
Upon salvation, my desire and focus was thirsty for hymns and gospel. I was willing to trade my time and music for this new (to me) music and invest time to learn the songs. I was willing, indeed yearning, to dive in and study the Bible and learn from others. Good trade.
I was willing to give up everything. Not for salvation, but because of salvation.
Sadly, there have been times in life where I’ve traded it back. Letting go of truths to follow folly. Oops. Bad trade.
Again, it’s made clear in Prov 23:23
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Like a kid and their security blanket, hang on to Truth for life. Don’t give it up for nothing. Not time, money, interests, reputation.