“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
I am not a theologian to help you read the word of God. It is always amazing to consult professionals who put so much effort into studying a matter. Theologians do an effort to research and study the word of God and are of great help to us. But also experience is a very good master that helps you extract some guidelines and methods.
“In the beginning was the Word”, the opening verse is simple yet deep. The word of God teaches us about the Word of God and how to do life with him. We see the importance of the word of God with the word “in the beginning”. God wants to show us what’s most important in the world. Reading the word of God starts by realizing that it is the beginning of the world and our world. Nothing happens without it, I mean nothing good happens without it. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3
“and the Word was with God”, the second person of the Trinity is in a relationship with the first person of the Trinity. The Word was WITH God! We understand here the psychology of the Word, the second person of the Trinity. Jesus loves relationships! The best way to read the word of God is in the context of a relationship with him. Are you in a consistent relationship with the Lord? Do you read God’s word because you are one with him or for other use? What is the motive force behind your reading? You can read it as a historian, or a doctor, someone looking for truth, someone who needs to be saved, maybe someone who needs a good promise? It is all good. But the best way is to be WITH him as he is WITH God. Jesus, the Word of God, opens up in the safety of a covenant relationship with you. Only a friend can entrust you with his deepest secrets, only a father can extend you an inheritance, etc. “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15
“and the Word was God”, the attitude of worship, reverence, and submission are key to read and unlock the word of God. The Word was God! Approaching the word of God from this position opens up the portals of revelations over your life! “My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.” Psalms 119:120
Acknowledging the importance, being in a relationship, and a heart of worship are some avenues that will bless the reading of the word of God in your life. Be in a good stand with the author of the bible and he will talk to you nonstop!