The spiritual quality that enables a person to appreciate God’s mind and will in matters of behaviour, truth and providence, especially where right perception is not obvious. Insight is akin to wisdom and understanding. It is given by God and is to be sought by believers.
Insight is given by God
Insight into spiritual truth
Insight into the believer’s hope and power Eph 1:18-19
Insight into the number of the beast Rev 13:18
Insight into the providence of God
Job’s insight Job 42:1-6 Job does not learn why he has suffered, but reaffirms his trust in God’s superior wisdom and power. See also Job 15:9 Human insight into Job’s suffering did not bring enlightenment; Job 26:3; Job 34:35
Insight into correct behaviour
Insight into the truth about people
2Ki 4:8-9 The Shunammite woman recognises Elisha as a man of God; Ne 6:1-2 Nehemiah discerns the motives of his enemies; Mt 9:3-4 pp Mk 2:6-8 pp Lk 5:21-22 Jesus Christ is aware of the evil thoughts of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law; Jn 4:19 The woman of Samaria understands some of the truth about Jesus Christ.
Insight is to be sought
Examples of people of insight
Examples of lack of insight
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