It’s a good question and Andrew Wilson has a good answer.
The question I was thinking about recently was this: Why do we read Scripture? What is it that we are trying to achieve as we do? What are the marks of reading it successfully (a horrible word in the context, but you know what I mean)? Here is one wrong answer, and five right ones.
We do not read it to earn, instead we read it to learn, discern, turn, burn and yearn!