Nehemiah 8:3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.
They had found the book and were now reading it out loud to all the people. The people were paying attention. That is what is so important to the Bible and its reading. That we pay attention. That we really listen to what God is saying.
We should spend enough time in the Word of God that it begins to affect our thinking, talking, and acting. God’s Word should be changing us into what He wants us to be.