2 Timothy 2:15 Be eager, study to present yourself approved to God, a workman
unashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
Why should we read and study the Bible?
The Scriptures confirm what the Holy Spirit reveals to us, that it really is of God. Through the Scriptures the Holy Spirit leads us into all the truth.( John 16:13 but when that one comes, the spirit of truth, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak from himself, but as many things as he hears, he will speak; and he will announce the coming things to you.)
Acts 17:11 and these were more noble than the ones in thessalonica, who received the Word with all readiness, according to a day examining the Scriptures if these things might have been so.
You as a christian love the truth, but there are many voices outthere. Which one to believe? One can seemingly proof just about anything by taking a scripture out of context.
2 Peter 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them concerning these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the unlearned and unstable ones pervert, as also they do to the rest of the scriptures, to their own destruction.
Jesus spoke to them in parables. Matthew 13:34 Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the crowds, and he did not speak to them without a parable. And not many understand. Mark 4:12 that seeing they may see and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand, that not they should convert, and the sins be remitted to them (isaiah 6:9,10)
Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:11,12 truly, truly, i say to youm that what we we know, we speak; and that which we have seen, we testify. And you do not receive our witness. If I tell you earthly things, and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
And only ones born of the Spirit, who have spiritual eyes can get the message.
The more you read and study the scriptures, the more you will start to marvel at God and how amazing he is and how marvelous his ways are!
The scriptures is food to us, spiritual food. Jesus said; I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE. john 6:48
Jeremiah 15:16 your words were found and i ate them and your word was to me the joy and gladness of my heart....
Psalms 119:11 i have hidden your word in my heart, that i might not sin against you!
Psalms 119:50 this is my comfort in my affliction; for your word has given me life.
Psalms 119:103 how sweet are your words to my palate, more than honey to my mouth.
Psalms 119:140 your word is pure and your servant loves it.
Matthew 4:4 But answering he said; it has been written; "Man shall not live by bread alone,
but on every word going out of the mouth of God. (deut. 8:3)