In 1 Corinthians 4:10, Paul, the Apostle for Christ, states that his dedication to Christ makes him appear to be a fool to those who consider themselves wise. This is a common theme for many today. On the one hand, we often demand physical proof for the statements of others and, on the other hand, have a tendency to trust whatever we read on social media. We are of mixed minds and our inner struggle shows itself in our faith, science, and psychology. Adrian Newman wrote a song which speaks of the struggle we experience as we seek to live by faith. Nichole Nordeman gives voice to the song here. Did Paul truly capture our plight or is this an example of his tongue-in-cheek rhetoric? Do you consider yourself a “fool for Christ?” Perhaps these questions will cause us to “tremble” before an all-powerful deity, give appropriate reverence, and go out in the grace of Jesus.
Fool for You
(Written by Adrian Newman; Performed by Nichole Nordeman)
There are times when faith and common sense do not align,
when hard core evidence of you is hard to find,
and I am silenced in the face of argumentative debate, and
it’s a long hill it’s a lonely climb. Cause they want proof,

They want proof of all these mysteries I claim. Cause only
fools would want to chant a dead man’s name. 

Maybe it’s true, yeah but….
I would be a fool for You, all because You asked me to.
A simpleton who’s seemingly naive,
I do believe, You came and made Yourself a fool for me.
I admit that in my darkest hours I’ve asked what if,
What if we created some kind of man-made faith like this,
Out of good intention or emotional invention,
and after life is through there will be no You.

Cause they want proof of all these miracles I claim,
Cause only fools believe that men can walk on waves.

Maybe it’s true, yeah but…
I would be a fool for You, all because You asked me to.
A simpleton who’s seemingly naive,
I do believe, You came and made Yourself a fool for me.
Unaware of popularity,
and unconcerned with dignity,
You made me free.
That’s proof enough for me.
I would be a fool for You (fool for you)
Only if You asked me to,
A simpleton who’s only thinkin’ of
the cause of love.
I will speak Jesus’ name (fool for you).
If that makes me crazy,
they can call me crazed,
I’m happy to be seemingly naive,
I do believe, You came and made Yourself a fool for me.
A fool for you.
Songwriters: Adrian Newman
Fool for You lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group