I like the next verse a lot:
"All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence."
When I attended BYU-Idaho, Elder Bednar was the president of the school. I heard him speak on many occasions, and almost every time he spoke he brought up acting and choosing for ourselves. So that phrase really sticks out to me. 2 Nephi mentions it, too -- things to act or be acted upon. Are we going to choose to act, or be acted upon? Act, or react?
V. 31 says, "Behold, here is the agency of man, and here is the condemnation of man; because that which was from thebegining is plainly manifest unto them, and they receive not the light."
So being intelligent means acting for yourself -- making choices.
"The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth. Light and truth forsake the evil one," vs. 36-37.Being intelligent means forsaking the evil one.
Something to think about.....