39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 5:39 KJV
Search the Scriptures
In 2010, my wife took this picture of me studying the Word of God. I was home in Arizona after being on the practice squad with the Detroit Lions in the 2009 season. I had a hunger and thirst for righteousness. Jesus says, "6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6 KJV
When I studied the Word of God, I grew more in spiritual knowledge and wisdom. It is important that we spend time in the Word of God so we can know Jesus and have eternal life. The Bible contains the words of Jesus which is Spirit, Truth, and Life.
If you are having trouble setting time aside, pray and ask the Lord to help you make time. Sometimes, the Lord will lead you to wake up a little earlier so you can spend time in His Word. We see in Mark 1:35 that Jesus got up early and spent time in prayer. We should follow the example of our Lord too.
Look at what the Apostle Paul says.
15 Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 AMPC
13 Till I come, devote yourself to [public and private] reading, to exhortation (preaching and personal appeals), and to teaching and instilling doctrine.
1 Timothy 4:13 AMPC