Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is not to be confused with being smart. Intelligence and being smart are wonderful gifts from God. But to be smart or intelligent fall into the realm of the natural man and have nothing to do with faith.
If you read the exploits of the individuals recorded in Hebrews 11, they would not be considered smart or intelligent things to do. Quite the contrary! Read the list. By faith, Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, and on and on. These saints obeyed, albeit imperfectly at times, by faith in the command or promise of God. Had they waited until the command or promise of God “made sense”, they would not have even given it a second thought.
Faith (faith in God) is the substance of things not seen. Faith is beyond the realm of the five senses. Faith in God believes the unbelievable. Faith in God believes the impossible. Faith in God is not measured by one’s IQ or brilliance. That is not to say that individuals with high IQ’s or brilliance cannot be men or women of faith. But for the lesser than brilliant individuals like me, or perhaps you, it is precious to remember that once we are in Christ, we are all given by God a measure of faith (Romans 12:3).
To walk by faith is to walk in the wisdom of God, and to walk in the wisdom of God is foolish to those without faith in God. Faith in God sees and believes what the natural man may not deem smart or intelligent. Selah