In his book The Blind Watchmaker, Dawkins wrote: “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose”, then proceeds to argue that they were not. ( http://creation.com/dawkins-and-design).Bertrand Russell makes this observation regarding the gospels…”So far as I can remember, there is not on word in the Gospels(M,M,L&John.) in praise of intelligence.”
John begins his introduction with…”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all people.”
Intelligence is all around us, in the miniscule & magnificent. It all points to a creator, a creator who came & pitched His tent among us & shared in our broken humanity with mercy, compassion & judgement. Yes it really matters what side of the fence you are on says Jesus. So far as I recall even the wise men of the east recognised the guiding star of wonder. Matt 2:2.
It’s important that we don’t forget God’s word that is a light for our soul. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you”. Psalm 119:11. The psalmist did the intelligent thing & hid God’s word in his heart. Instruction & intelligence often go hand in hand, as wisdom would know.