Matthew 4:24 Then he (Jesus) added, "Pay close attention to what you hear. the closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given -- and you will receive even more.
I love the "and you will receive even more" part! The more I understand God's word the more blessing I have in my life. I am constantly amazed. One of the biggest blessings I have received from understanding is that when I mess up I don't have to hide from God. I can run straight to Him and ask his forgiveness.... He forgives me and put me back in right standing with Him. And as soon as that happens blessing start falling down from Heaven again. Then I know all is well with God and me once again.