The Foolishness of God

The wisdom of man says it’s foolish
to believe anything without solid proof.
Now, if an angel appears before you, then yes,
believe. A thunderbolt sign from heaven
to verify there really is a God up there.

The wisdom of man calls it foolish
to keep on speaking to crowds when so few
are catching your message, and the scholars
call you mad and dispute everything you say.

It’s foolishness to limply lie down on a cross
when you could command ten thousand legions
of angels to overpower the foe and validate you?
It’d make more sense to demonstrate his power.
To cry, “Save me, Father! I don’t want to die.”

Why leave your friends sobbing three days,
lie in a cold rock tomb, all to win mercy for wretches
who could care less about you or God or truth?
Such foolishness to pay a price you don’t owe,

to suffer in place of those who’ve justly earned
the wrath of a righteous God. See what they’ve done!
Why should you to offer the mercy of your Father
to such wayward children? Doesn’t make sense.

The wisdom of man says it accomplishes nothing,
offering love to the guys who hate you. Wimpy
to turn the other cheek to abusers, even worse to speak kindly
to someone who curses you! It’s absurd to ask God
to bless the jerk who’s just spitefully treated us.


“But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”

I Corinthians 1:22-27

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