I think there are some simple reasons why people do not understand the Bible. Please consider the following carefully:
2. Cares of this world choke the word. We become so busy with the things of this world that we find no time for God’s word. If we do study, then often we may not apply it to our lives because we are too busy with worldly things. We need to be more concerned with making a life (spiritual life that pleases God) than making a living (Mt. 13:22).
3. No Desire for knowledge. Some simply do not care about God and His word. They have no spiritual appetite (2 Pet. 3:17-18). The Eunuch in Acts 8 had a strong desire to know and understand the word of God (Acts 8:30-31).
4. Many follow preachers, teachers and church leaders without investigating the word for themselves (Mt. 15:14;Rom. 16:17-18)