Jesus is the Word. Christians pattern themselves by and in the Word. Christlikeness is the purpose and goal of Christianity.
How can you pattern yourself, Christian, when you have stopped reading God's Holy Book?
Fear the dastardly gaps of abiding in the Word. Have cares of life taken you away from precious, holy times with the Word? Jesus warned us about the "cares of life" (Luke 21). Or, maybe you have never been illuminated by God's precious Word - what then?
Oh! The Word in all its beautiful facets - the Warnings, Judgments, Promises, Blessings and Consolations - is for me; ALL of it for ALL of me ALL of the time until I die! Has a portion of God's Word ever been held out to you as a morsel of heavenly bread to eat? Take; eat. This is Christ's body broken for you.