How sweet are Your words to my taste!
[Yes, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.
Psalm 119:103-104 (NASB)
Hymn: "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" William Whiting, John B. Dykes
If John is to be taken seriously when he associates Christ with the Word, then we cannot have our joy in Christ if we will not find it in the word of God. The scriptures are more than just a record of things God has done; they are God revealing Himself to us, revealing our own natures to us. The Bible is fundamental to our knowledge and enjoyment of God. If we will neglect it, we must neglect the benefits of it. If we will not sacrifice time to be in God's word, we must sacrifice the growth of our relationship with Him. If we will not enjoy the Bible for what it is, we can never fully enjoy God for who He is.
Rather than adding much more to this, I would encourage you to read Psalm 119 and Proverbs 8, and spend time today meditating on the claims contained there and asking God for the grace to respond appropriately.
"All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;
There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.
They are all straightforward to him who understands,
And right to those who find knowledge.
Take my instruction and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
For wisdom is better than jewels;
And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
Proverbs 8:8-11 (NASB)
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Copyright by The Lockman Foundation