I'd like to address some I've heard say, "I've tried reading the Bible but I can't understand it."
I can sympathize with that as I've been around the Bible for more than 80 years and I have to say I don't understand it all either. I have been saved for almost 70 years and still in God's Bible college. I call it the Trinity Bible College. Trinity equals God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
My first class was shortly after I got saved; my classroom was my upstairs bedroom. My first class was as I was on my knees beside my bed with my new Scofield Reference Bible with a fair-sized concordance in the back. Later, getting a 3-inch thick hard-cover concordance which was a great help. By the way, my teacher was God the Holy Spirit. The Bible says things that are spiritual are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:4)
The first elementary lesson that came to mind is found in the Old Testament in Proverbs 6:6-11. God is telling us to take an important lesson from the little ant. No, it doesn't say from an elephant! It says learn something from the ant. Here is what is says, "Go to the ant though sluggard and consider her ways and be wise. Which having no guide, overseer or ruler provideth her meat in the summer and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt though sleep oh sluggard, when will thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep. So shalt thy poverty come..."
There are four things that are little upon the earth but they are exceeding wise. The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer. Proverbs 30:24-25.
A sluggard is one who is lazy, sleepy, not alert to its need. So what do we learn from the ant? It has the instinct of God-given wisdom to know winter storms are coming so there's no sleeping around in the summer. We have to fill our little pantry in the summer to be ready for winter storms. Incidentally, I have watched ants often in the summer and have yet to see one stand still for 2 seconds. As one was crawling on the ground nonstop, I took a small piece of board and sat it in front of them many times. Every time it would crawl up on the board and without stopping it would look up and see it was too high to crawl over so immediately went either to the right or left without stopping. Apply this to our spiritual lives. God warns us often in His word the storms of God's wrath and judgment against sin and the Christ rejector are coming. The phrase in Amos 4:12 comes to mind: "Prepare to meet thy God."
Let's take heed to the simple lesson from the ant. Let's not be spiritually asleep (spiritual sluggards), but "Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near." Isaiah 55.6