Look at the people around you. What do you see?


Proverbs 1:2. To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,

Another part of being wise is having insight. Sight lets you see what is happening on the outside of a person, but insight lets you see what is happening on the inside of a person. Insight lets us understand not only what is happening but WHY it is happening.

For example, if you see a person on the street corner asking for money you might judge that person based only on what you see. You might think that they did something wrong, and that is why they are poor. But insight lets you understand that there are many reasons why someone may need to ask for money.

Or maybe you see another student at school picking on someone. Without insight you are quick to just call them a bully and stay away. But insight lets you think about WHY they are being mean. Was someone mean to them first? Are they having a bad day? Do they need a friend?

Insight doesn’t just simply label people as good OR bad. Rather, it is able to see both the good and the bad in people and in situations.

How do we get insight? Well God gives us insight when we read the Bible and ask for it. Notice that Solomon calls it words of insight. That means we get insight from God’s word, but also we gain insight by asking questions and by listening to people. By getting to know them.   

Knowing Jesus and his cross gives us the most insight. The cross proves that everyone is bad and needs to be saved from our sin. But it also proves that everyone is loved, and worth saving. To be wise is to know that we are all both bad and good. The more we know this truth of the cross, the more loving and accepting we can be of everyone around us.

Because of Jesus everyone is worth knowing and understanding.

With Jesus we can understand ourselves and others better.


Go around and ask each other one question to know each other better. Make it a “why” question (not “what” is your favorite sport, but “why” is football your favorite sport). What insight did you gain?


Jesus, your cross proves that we are all both bad and good. We are complicated not simple. Help me to take the time to learn about others and love them no matter what just like you love me. Amen.


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