For the word of God is alive and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts
and attitudes of the heart.
Reading the word of God will change you. It is not just information for head knowledge. It will change the way you think. It will change your priorities, your outlook, your expectations. It will empower you to overcome sin, and practice righteousness.
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:
When studying the bible, it is sometimes useful to memorize scripture so that verses come to mind naturally in different circumstances. "Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as good for edification according to the
need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear. Eph 4:29