WSC Q.90: How is the Word to be read and heard, that it may become effectual to salvation?
That the Word may become effectual to salvation, we must attend thereunto with diligence, (Prov. 8:34) preparation, (1 Pet. 2:1–2) and prayer; (Ps. 119:18) receive it with faith and love, (Heb. 4:2, 2 Thess. 2:10) lay it up in our hearts, (Ps. 119:11) and practice it in our lives. (Luke 8:15, James 1:25)
WLC Q.157: How is the word of God to be read?
The holy scriptures are to be read with an high and reverent esteem of them; (Ps. 19:10, Neh. 8:3–6,10, Exod. 24:7, 2 Chron. 34:27, Isa. 66:2) with a firm persuasion that they are the very word of God, (2 Pet. 1:19–21) and that he only can enable us to understand them; (Luke 24:45, 2 Cor. 3:13–16) with desire to know, believe, and obey the will of God revealed in them; (Deut. 17:19–20) with diligence, (Acts 17:11) and attention to the matter and scope of them; (Acts 8:30,34, Luke 10:26–28) with meditation, (Ps. 1:2, Ps. 119:97) application, (2 Chron. 34:21) self-denial, (Prov. 3:5, Deut. 33:3) and prayer. (Prov. 2:1–6, Ps. 119:18, Neh. 8:6,8)