Indeed, if you call out for discernment—shout loudly for understanding—if you seek it like silver, and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand how to fear the LORD, and you will discover knowledge about God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
(Proverbs 2: 3–6)
Insight means a perception of things unseen or apprehending the true nature of a thing. It may be a penetrating discernment or understanding of underlying truth. Insight is an appreciation of God’s ways and is a special subtype of wisdom. Insight is contact between God and the human spirit, which results in a direct revelation of that which God has purposed or hidden. The Word of God is the source of such understanding. Those people who treasure his word can enjoy the appropriate application of knowledge. Insight comes from allowing God to guide us into the deep things of the physical and spiritual realms.
Spiritual insight allows us to see clearly what God’s purpose is for us as well as the purpose for His world. Insight allows one to discover God’s desire for his or her life and then to obey that will.
Are you one who sees “beneath the surface”? How do you regard coincidence? Is there an underlying unifying theme to seemingly diverse events and circumstances?