The people of God stopped reading their Bible, because they did not want God to tell them how to live their lives. So God took the Bible away from them. He let them live life without His word. They were unhappy, and they did not know why.
2 Kings 22:8 The Book is Found.
I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord.
During a construction project in the house of God, the lost Bible was found!
2 Kings 22:13 The King Begins to Listen.
…Our fathers have not listened to the words of this book,
to do according to all that is written concerning us.
A king with a tender heart heard the Bible for the first time. Hearing the word of God turned his heart to God and put a fear of sin in him. He was surprised that his nation had stopped listening to the Bible and had stopped obeying God's Word. He learned that their life was defeated, hard, and sad because they were ignoring God's Word.
2 Peter 1:3-4 Why is Everything Not Enough?
His divine power has given to us everything related to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has given to us His precious and magnificent [Bible] promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Don't lose the Book! Many Christians live a hard, sad, defeated life. I ask them, "Are you reading your Bible from cover to cover?" They say, "No." They want someone to help them, but I say, "God has already helped you, but you have refused Him."
Maybe God's help for these sad people is in Obadiah or Zephaniah or Genesis; but they will never know, because they are not listening. They ask for a Christian Counselor or Psychologist who will make them feel good. But God does not want you to feel good when you ignore His word. He wants you to feel bad until you listen and obey the Bible. Bad feelings are like an alarm. They let us know we broke our arm, or when we are getting too close to a fire, or we are ignoring God. If you fix your arm, your bad feeling will stop! Turn to the Bible, obey it, and the bad feelings will go away.
The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.
For me to live is Christ.