The following are some passages from Scripture and other sources on the importance of reading and studying Scripture.
"A memory stored with Scripture is a bank that will never fail."
Your word I have hid in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11
I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways. I delight in Your decrees; I will not neglect Your Word. Psalm 119:15-16
"In the Bible, God not only reveals Himself but also the path to happiness."
St. Pope John Paul II
All Scripture is inspired of God and is useful for teaching--for reproof, correction, and training in holiness so that the man of God may be fully competent and equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16
Indeed, God's Word is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword. It penetrates and divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the reflections and thoughts of the heart. Hebrews 4:12