Foolishness is a man wrestling against God,
But oh, how hard he tries!
He thinks he can win – if he holds out a little longer;
He doesn’t know God controls even the skies.

Foolishness is a man setting his heart against God;
He decides he will go his own way.
He doesn’t know God’s way is best:
Facing him is utter dismay.

Foolishness is Christian, turning from God,
Trying to walk in the way of sin.
He will never be happy and never be blest;
He will only face sorrow within.