Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
When sitting down to read the Bible, first clear your heart and mind of agendas. Too often we read the Word of God with an idea to defend our opinion or attack those of others. That is not what the Word of God is about.
Truth will prove itself.
Pray before you read the Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal scripture to you. And be prepared to be amazed. Keep a notebook or journal as you study His Word.
Rejoice in the Goodness of God.