Daniel 9:22 He (angel Gabriel) gave me (Daniel) instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you INSIGHT with UNDERSTANDING.
We all know Daniel was a man of prayer. In the 9th chapter of Daniel he was fasting and praying for the people of Israel who were in exile with him in Babylon. Daniel had read the prophetic words that Jeremiah had written about the times he was living in. He read that their captivity would be over soon, but the people’s hearts were far from God. He cried out to God to be able to know what to pray. God sent him the angel Gabriel to give him insight with understanding.
The Hebrew word for INSIGHT is SAKAL. It has the letters SHIN, KAPH, and LAMED. Insight means the light in a lighthouse to show the way.
The Hebrew word for UNDESTANDING is BIYNAH. It has the letters BEIT, NUN, and HEI. Understanding means God’s Word humbly breathed in.
Colossians 2:2-3 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of UNDERSTANDING, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
God is zealous for us to come into the full UNDERSTANING of who He is. Not just being satisfied to know He is our Savior, but to delve into the mysteries and treasures of our Savior as revealed in God’s Word!
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.