“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
– Hebrews 4:12

As Christians, we may sometimes be criticized for having made the Bible the center of our teachings. People who oppose the word of God often try to discredit the Bible by calling it outdated.

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The Bible is never outdated.

The Bible is an old book, true. But the teachings it encases are indeed timeless. If we apply what we read in the Bible into our daily lives, we will find genuine happiness.

Consider these important timeless values — Honesty, Self-control, Fidelity, and Love.

If we live by these values, our lives will be enriched and meaningful.

Colossians 3:12-14,

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Psalm 15:2-5,

” The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;

whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others;

who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind;

 who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.”

Proverbs 29:11,

“Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.”

Hebrews 13:4,

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”