Could you imagine a man having countless thousands of dollars stashed in a bank account somewhere, yet never using the money for anything. He lived as a pauper, trying to get what others would give him or what he could find. I think our reaction to this guy would be like, "What!? Why don’t you use the money you have!?" As unusual as that situation is, we can find ourselves in the same situation in our spiritual life.
Often times we can neglect the things of value that God has given to us. The most valuable thing being, the Holy Scripture. 2 Timothy says, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" We see here that the scripture is good for so many things. It is essential for instruction and correction. It was given by God Himself. We can discern truth from it, and have a basis for biblical arguments. The next verse tells us why God gave the scripture, "That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." God wanted us to be mature, and equipped to the task of living the Christian life to it’s fullest. That is why He gave us the Bible.
My question to you is, "Are you using what God has given you?" If you are not complete or mature, or you feel unequal to the task before you, get in God’s Word! He gave it to you so you could grow. Don’t try to survive off the secondhand morsels you get from others. Start reading your Bible more and ask God to give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Ask Him to teach you from His Word. Then take what He teaches you and apply it daily to your life; you will never regret it.
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." – Joshua 1:8