What about Gideon? In the Book of Judges, Israel had a problem, they were under siege by the Midianites. Israel was slave to Midian and they were suffering and starving. What will you recommend as the answer and solution to Israel’s problem?
Freedom and Israel got their freedom from the hands of Gideon. Gideon devised means to save Israel(Intelligent) and executed those means(smart) and Israel was saved and free but when you look at Judges Chapter 6, you will see that Gideon really did not have the answers and solutions to Israel’s problem. Someone else did. Some else told Gideon what to do, how to do it and when to do it. In fact, Gideon and his army did not fight a single battle to free Israel.
So it’s very possible and true that intelligent and smart people don’t always have answers and solutions to every problem but like in Gideon’s case, there was some else who always has all the answers and solutions to every problem and that will lead us to ask the following questions;
“Where do intelligent and smart people come from?. Intelligent and smart people were/are born like everyone else on Earth. They were born into a family; they had/have Dads and moms. They were born as babies and grew up like everyone else. They are not from another planet and they don’t belong to another world and that is why they don’t always have all the answers like you too.
“Where did they get their intelligence and smartness from”? Is it from reading lots of books or going to the most expensive schools? Is it the food they eat or the house they sleep in? Yes, a good education can make you intelligent and smart, so does it means everyone who had a good education is intelligent and smart? Of course NO. What is good education? Is it expensive school or a very strict and discipline tutelage? So is it all who go to expensive schools or are tutored under a very strict and disciplined environment are intelligent and smart? Of course NO. Is it genetic, DNA? That means all genus children must be genus themselves. Of course NO.
What this means firstly is that they are human and if they are part of the human race, then they were created by God…Genesis 2:7 “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” and secondly that the source of their intelligence and smartness is from their Creator, from God.
No man has been intelligent and smart enough to create another life from nothing(dust,sand) like God did. The best we have done is Gene and DNA manipulations…We cannot designed and create DNA from nothing. Only God can…Romans 4:17(b)… “… the God who brings the dead to life and whose command brings into being what did not exist.”
Now Genesis 1:26(a) says “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,…”
From this scripture, we know that we are created in God’s imagine and likeness, and coupled with the beauty and the wonder of creation itself like the mountains, the seas, the ocean, the cloud, the sky, stars, moon, sun, soil, the air we breathe, the complexity of the human body, oxygen, nitrogen, carbondioxide for plants, trees and forestation of gigantic and vast landscape and animals of amazing variety and yet undiscovered species and yet the unseen balance and harmony in life and ecology and the interconnectivity of the human race, we can safely say(knowing that no human words or vocabulary can properly describe the magnificent and awesomeness of God) that God is the source of all intelligence and smartness…meaning God is Super Intelligent and Super Smart… God is that Some else in Gideon’s story that had all the answers, plans and strategies to free Israel…
Judges 6:14-16… “The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” “Pardon me, my Lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”
If that is evidently so, Would you say that God sending Jesus to come and die for our sins and creating the pathway of salvation only through Jesus back to God was a Super Intelligent and Super Smart thing to do?
If your answer is Yes, that means you are reasoning like God; it means you are like God….Psalm 82:6 …“I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High” and John 10:34… “Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods” ’ ? That means Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior and you are walking/working in His grace, love and mercy. So you are Intelligent, Smart and Saved.
If your answer is No, that means you are saying that your Creator is not intelligent nor smart and since(by common sense reasoning) you cannot be more than your Creator, it means you are not a Intelligent Person nor are you Smart Person nor are you both. A car, a plane, a ship or even a rocket can not be more intelligent than it’s makers, that is why they are constantly being updated and upgraded by their makers.
So the question…”What are you”?