The Bible is no ordinary book. It contains advice from our Creator. (2 Timothy 3:16) Its message can influence us profoundly. In fact, the Bible states: “The word of God is alive and exerts power.” (Hebrews 4:12) It has the power to improve our life in two key ways
Improving your life now. The Bible can help with very personal matters. It gives practical advice about the following.
—1 Corinthians 6:9, 10.
A young couple in Asia greatly appreciated the value of the Bible’s advice. Like many newly married couples, they struggled with adjusting to each other’s personality and with having open communication. But they began applying what they read in the Bible. With what result? The husband, Vicent, says: “What I read in the Bible helped me to deal with challenges in our marriage in a loving way. Living by the Bible has given us a happy life together.” His wife, Annalou, agrees: “Reading examples in the Bible helped us. I now feel happy and content with our marriage and our goals in life.”
Getting to know God. Aside from his comments about marriage, Vicent also says: “By reading the Bible, I feel much closer to Jehovah now than ever before.” Vicent’s observation focuses on an important point
If you set out to read the Bible and keep at it, you too can gain those benefits
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