Psalm 111:10

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”

In many of our Creation Moments programs, we have shown that animal intelligence is not a result of evolution but God’s gift to His creatures. While animals are limited to a much smaller area of specialty, some can perform feats of intelligence that even man cannot accomplish.

For example, at the Japanese Deer Park in California, pigeons have been trained to sort electrical parts. They can do this with greater efficiency and accuracy than humans. People usually get quickly bored with such work and lose their concentration.

But then there is the mystery of migration. The Golden Plover migrates between Alaska and Hawaii. Yet, the parents never teach their youngsters the route. When migration time comes, the young are usually old enough to fend for themselves, but too young to fly the thousands of miles, non-stop, required by the route. So the parents leave them in Alaska and head for Hawaii. A little later when they are stronger, the young plovers follow the same route without error, even though they have no guide.

Intelligence is not the result of mindless natural forces, for how could mindlessness produce intelligence or even genius? Christians should not be surprised, as are evolutionists, to find many examples of intelligence in the animal world because intelligence is the gift of God, the Creator, to His creatures.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank You for the gift of intelligence. Help me to be a good steward of the intelligence You have given me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Photo: American golden plover. (PD)