What wisdom hangs a man up on a tree As the only way to end my misery? What kind of thinking made the way to heaven hard - A crooked journey down a straight and narrow path?
CHORUS How can I make sense of this?
I am living in God's foolishness
All the money and the power and the cleverness Of this world, defeated by foolishness Foolish things shame the kings
What wisdom puts the prophet in a desert place Nobody to hear a single word he says? And what wisdom brings reward from suffering Where if I want to win I have to lose everything?
Cool water from a rock - salvation from a Nazarene Dethroned for the unloved - a cross in the heart of God
I reasoned myself to death but I was saved by foolishness All my big ideas made such a mess But I'm clean now, saved from foolishness Foolish things made a king from a fool
Song Description: ""Foolishness" is a meditation on the "foolishness of God." Paul talks about the apparent reversal of priorities in God's kingdom, and that it is the "foolishness" of God which has led to mankind's salvation. This is one of my better lyrics, if I say so myself." - John Ellis (Tree 63)