Roberts Liardon tells us that the human brain is extraordinary. No scientist or medical doctor is able to explain how a small mass of tissue can retain and understand knowledge. Human intelligence is unexplainable to science because God created it to function in His image.
Human intelligence, in the wrong vein, can be an enemy to the works of God. Although intelligence is a wonderful thing and should be sought, the world has made intelligence into its god and used it as the sole means of survival.
To the world, intelligence places humankind in class categories. It does not see all men as equal. If someone doesn’t think the way our class does, then they are called uncivilized or barbarian. According to God, the very opposite is true. God sees men according to the heart, not the intellect.
Roberts Liardon tells us that God placed intelligence inside of us to help us understand the workings of God and to cause prosperity to abound in the earth. Mixed with the Spirit of God, intelligence accomplishes great feats. No matter what culture we are in, if we prosper in that environment, intelligence has served us. For example, I doubt a city businessman could survive in the wilderness for very long. Yet the people who live in the wild, outside of an ofﬁce building, would be labeled incompetent. The world has widely misused its deﬁnition of intelligence.
To the believer, intelligence works with our spirits to cause understanding. God desires to reveal Himself to us and have us know His ways. In the book of Isaiah, we read, Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:18)