Why study and meditate on these ancient writings?

How would you describe your relationship with the Scriptures? What role do they play in your life? What obstacles/challenges do you face when trying to understand and apply God’s Word to your life? Are there any parts you find frustrating?
If you have a regular time set aside to read the Word, what do you hope to get out of your reading and reflection? What role does prayer play in your study and meditation on God’s inspired Word? In what ways has God’s Word personally impacted your life?
What would you say is the difference in reading the Scriptures for information versus transformation? Have you ever known someone full of biblical data yet seemingly untransformed by it? How can we avoid this pitfall in our own study of God’s Word?
How does our culture view the Bible? What do you think of the saying, “The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it!” What role should humility play in our study of the Scriptures?