Jesus said in John 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Friends this is why it is so important that we read the word. The word is the truth but if we don't know it is doesn't do us any good. We have to know what God says before we can benefit from it. I heard it told like this once. Let's say on payday you stick 50 dollars back for emergencies but you forget you have it. Then lets say you run out of gas and you are broke. You would have to go around begging for someone to lend you some money and you might get it and you might not. While all the time your need was met with the 50 you put back but you didn't know you had it so it did you no good. We must know the word so we know what we have and what is rightfully ours.