I don't know for the moment where I misplaced my copy of Bonhoeffer's Life Together. But in it he conveys the importance of being much in Scripture. He believed that Christians should spend more time in it than they are comfortable with, say at one sitting. That we should be reading it from cover to cover regularly. And he advocated focusing for days at a time on one passage, verse or even word, in light of that overall reading of Scripture.
Bohoeffer believed that it was important that in a sense we should not think we are "getting it" when reading Scripture, that we ought to be overwhelmed in a sense in our reading of it, since this can lead us to Christ, these words pointing us towards that final Word. Not that we're not to live in or according to the words of Scripture. But that Christ alone unlocks the true meaning of where all of this is going. (surely my own words and thoughts added to that of Bonhoeffer's here, as I seek to make sense of this, myself)
I believe in being much in Scripture. In it we can pick up God's music and become aware more and more of the sound of his voice, in Christ as we live in this present existence. And we understand more and more the story of God that continues on with ever more happy endings (in the ends!).
Do these thoughts make you more curious to pick up that book (at the bookstore or library- haha, suggestion)? Of course there's alot more in it than this.
What's the downside of being in Scripture too much or better put, in the wrong ways? Or any thoughts you might add.