In "God's Word for Today", Steve Oliver writes the following question:
Imagine that you are touring an art gallery filled with the greatest works of art in the world. Would you enjoy it? Now imagine that an art expert who has studied art his whole life is touring the same art gallery. Who would enjoy it more — you or the art expert?
Oliver suggests this answer:
The art expert has spent his life studying and preparing to understand the art, so he will certainly have a much greater appreciation for the art. And we can expect to have a much greater enjoyment of heaven if we have put much effort into preparing for it.
Source: Christ, the Triumphant Lord: Adult Teacher's Insights, page 47.