The Word of God is not a trifle; it is a matter of life and death. When one treats the Scriptures as mere empty words, it is life they are forfeiting. John 20:30-31, “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
A quick summary of these verses from John could be as follows… The Bible points to Jesus, Jesus gives life. Therefore, imagine what one forfeits by neglecting the Bible. Our spiritual life begins by the reading, hearings, learning, marking, and inwardly digesting the words of the Bible as the prayer states. This is where life begins.