Growing up Catholic we were taught that only theologians could understand scripture. In seminary we were also discouraged from the study of scripture. Scripture teaches that this idea of understanding is false. This teaching, shared by some Protestant denominations as well, keeps people ignorant of God’s word. God wants us to know his word, not so much church doctrine. Read scripture daily and pray for understanding.
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Luke 12:47 “And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.”