What it amounts to is that there is an approach to the reading of Scripture. We don’t rush into the presence of God. We prepare ourselves to listen to the voice of God. We prepare ourselves to listen to the Word that God has preserved for us “because of the special care he has for us and our salvation” (Belgic Confession, Article 3). Also, it seems right that the portion of Sunday worship devoted to hearing Scripture, that it should take some time.