We must be cautious in thinking that understanding comes from knowledge and not obedience. While knowledge does have a part to play in understanding it is not the whole
We can become lost in our understanding of God because of small self justified disobediences that creep into our lives
For a Believer to grow in their understanding of God they need to grow in their obedience. It is why as those who lead others must teach what Jesus commanded us to teach, obedience.