This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but youshall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 (NKJV)
In this busy life we lead, reading the Bible, praying and fellowshipping can become routine and mundane and it is very easy go through the motions without really drawing much power from them. The Lord Jesus admonishes us in the gospel of Mark to be careful what we hear; Mark 4:24(AMPC) And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
It is interesting how many people easily and frequently quote scriptures but the impact of their words is minimal. This attests to the fact that they haven’t taken time to study and think about the word. If they had, then those words would have been spoken in faith and therefore carried power. It is important to take time studying God’s word and not to just run to it to find a quick fix incase we are faced with challenges.
The bible further says that God’s word is alive/living, active/powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword. (Hebrews 4:12). If we look at the two words “alive and living” it means that as read and study God’s word, there’s always something new we experience or is revealed to us. There’s growth in the knowledge of God as we immerse ourselves in His word. So, reading the entire bible cover to cover once is not an end in itself but we should aim at continuously practicing reading and studying the word then we will experience success in every area of our lives.