In John 5:39 – 47 (here @ Bible Gateway), Jesus is confronting those who know the Bible, as it existed then, very well. In fact they had the first five books memorized. He informed them in no uncertain terms that they had completely missed the point.
It is not about knowing the content. It is about knowing Him. When we come to the Scripture, we are being exposed to God’s nature and character, 2 Peter 1:2 – 11 (here @ Bible Gateway). As we read we should be looking for what the passage tells us about Him.
That was my experience in the passages I mentioned above. Those passages reminded me of the reality not only of His engagement with me personally, but also His empathy, care, and support in all with which we have to deal as we navigate our journey through this broken world.
If from time to time you are not moved to tears as you face this reality in the Scripture, you may want to spend some time praying through why you are engaged in the Word. You may want to ask Him to reveal Himself to you through the Scripture.
Psalm 119:18 (here @ Bible Gateway) would be a good thing to pray.