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.
Job’s insightJob 42:1-6Job does not learn why he has suffered, but reaffirms his trust in God’s superior wisdom and power. See alsoJob 15:9 Human insight into Job’s suffering did not bring enlightenment; Job 26:3; Job 34:35
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.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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