It was the late Dallas Willard who was fond of saying, “Jesus Christ is the smartest man who ever lived.” Have you ever thought of Jesus in this way? If you are a Christian, it is important that you realize that seeing Jesus as intelligent and smart is critical to your discipleship. Why? Simply put, if you don’t think your teacher is very bright, you aren’t going to learn much from Him. Further, if Jesus is thought of as irrelevant to your intellect, you will not go to Him to learn how to live. And if you don’t go to Him to learn how to live, then you are not His disciple.
The following are resources that will aid you in viewing Jesus perhaps in a way you have not considered before.