Ok, I am learning new programing, but even then a quote can come up that can really apply to our Christian walk as well. and here it is. "Any fool can learn from his own mistakes, but a truly wise person can learn from the mistakes of others."
This has got to be the best reason for reading the scriptures that I have heard. Because God wants us to be wise, He shows us not only the successes of the people written about in the Bible, but He shows us their failures as well and that gives us a great object lesson to look at to see why they failed, the contributing factors that lead into the failure and the solution and out come of that failure and how not to let it happen again, and most of all, that God is right there during it all wanting to help you if only you would ask him to.