God wants us to understand what is happening in the world, and in the spiritual realm: the depths of the heart and mind of God as He ‘speaks’ through His word. Then we can catch what God is saying, be in the right place at the right time, and position ourselves for what God wants to occur in and through us. The level of our understanding determines the levels of our harvest, blessings and possessions.
It is wonderful to have knowledge and be informed, but in fact, we are constantly bombarded with information. Therefore, we need understanding to be able to assess that information. Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. However, knowledge has the capacity to ‘puff up’ with pride. 1 COR 8: 1.