Why do you want to study the bible at all? To satisfy your intellectual curiosity? To seek answers to your existential and/or philosophical questions? To try to satisfy your religious obligation as a Christian? None of these are great reasons for studying the bible. So what is a good reason?
The goal of studying Scripture is spiritual growth, not intellectual growth. Theology and doctrine are byproducts of spiritual growth, not replacements for them. In approaching the pages of Scripture, our objective is to approach God, to stand before him, and to hear a word from him that can change our lives.