Acts 17:11 (KJV) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Studying the word of God every day is certainly a noble pursuit. Each person must do so on his own. We cannot just rely on hearing from a preacher – we need to verify from the scriptures what the preacher says – no matter how great the preacher may be. Remember, God’s word says the Bereans were noble for verifying what Paul – arguably the greatest preacher of all – told them. If you truly are a Christian with the indwelling Holy Spirit, those who tell you that you can’t understand the scriptures on your own are lying to you and are trying to teach a false way.