Scripture is the living word of God.

The word 'living' is used here because all who study Scripture find a depth of meaning and insights that directly speak to them and help them grow in relationship with God and in His service.
There are many ways to read Scripture.
Sometimes you may read whole sections.

This is like flying over a landscape in a helicopter and taking in the view.

At other times, the helicopter lands as it were. You get out and immerse yourself in a particular verse or passage.
In Silent Prayer you practice Christian meditation on Scripture as described in Psalm 1:2
Christian meditation of Scripture, edifies (builds up) and associates you with your intimate personal relationship of God.
Source of Scripture Quotes for Christian meditation, SILENT PRAYER HOUR