Reading the Bible is good (Romans 10:17).
But, reading the Bible won’t unlock it (Deuteronomy 29:29, John 5:39-40, 1 Corinthians 2:14).
I must acknowledge my dire need (Luke 18:9-14, Matthew 5:3-8, James 4:6).
And, I must be open to Jesus’s ability to meet that need (Mark 9:24, Hebrews 11:6).
Then, when I seek Jesus through reading the Bible, He will give Himself because that’s what He’s eager to do (Luke 12:32).
And, if I accept what He gives, He will give more (Luke 8:18, 2 Corinthians 3:18).
He will give more and more until my cup runs over (Luke 6:38),
and from my belly begins to flow rivers of living water (John 4:13-14, 7:37-39).
Come to Jesus and be healed (Matthew 11:28, John 7:37).
But, He is of no help to us if we’re well (Matthew 9:13, Mark 2:17, Luke 18:9-14).
Pray to experience the conviction of the Holy Spirit, to be given ears to hear and eyes to see your desperate need for God (Deuteronomy 29:4, Matthew 16:17, John 16:8).
And then, the Bible will come alive (Hebrews 4:12).