Principles of Insight | Firm Foundation Bible Study

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

2 Timothy 2:3, You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things

Insight defined
• The power or act of seeing into a situation
• The act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively
• The capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing.
• A clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation:

Insight is inherently subjective. Insight comes from one's own knowledge and lived experience. We only learn the value of an insight after we have time to reflect on it and view the outcomes.

Insight springs from a wellspring of knowledge, lived experience, and understanding spiritual principles.  You have insight within your spheres of knowledge and expertise

The Danger of Blindness
John 9:24, A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” 25 He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” 26 Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27 He answered, “I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?” 28 Then they hurled insults at him and said, “You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses! 29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.”

• Religious authoritarianism (“because I said so”)
• Go from bad to worse (continue to dig when in a hole)
• Blind to God while talking about God (religious arrogance)
• Unwilling to acknowledge the obvious, empirical works of Jesus
• Disrespecting people who won’t “fall in line”
• Tone deaf (won’t “listen” to others)
• Hanging on to dead people and old things