Get josh's books the secret to awesomeness and so you thought you knew: letting go of religion: website: http:// josh. It seems that everyone has discussions about what paul's thorn was, and all sorts of theories to go along with it, but the key to understanding this is not what the thorn was, but what in the flesh means once you understand what in the flesh means, then the problem will be solved here's the short version: paul finished. David's census is incited by god (2 samuel 24:1), and also by satan (1 chronicles 21:1) judas betrays jesus because of satan (luke 22:3-6), and because of god's sovereign plan (acts 4:27-28) church discipline will result in an immoral brother having his flesh destroyed by satan (1 corinthians 5:5a),. The following is an excerpt from the macarthur new testament commentary on 2 corinthians 12 because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting. Why is paul's thorn in the flesh such an important and controversial topic for us today simply because there are different beliefs about what paul's thorn was, and some believe that it was a sickness, or physical infirmity, which god refused to heal him of if this were true, and the apostle paul was sick and couldn't get. Paul was now serving jehovah and christ as “the least of the apostles” (1 corinthians 15:9) as such, he was humbly submitting to the authority of the first- century christian governing body and he was enduring faithfully despite his thorn in the flesh much to satan's chagrin, life's trials did not cause paul's zeal to wane.
Concerning paul's thorn in the flesh, different bible scholars have various views in attempting to identify this thorn galatians 4:15 says, “ for i testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me” why would paul have used this unusual statement had he not had a need where his. No one knows for sure what paul's thorn in the flesh was there have been various theories offered, such as a chronic sickness and bad eyesight we just don't know because the bible does not tell us it doesn't mean we can't offer some educated guesses, but first, let's take a look at the relevant scripture paul said in 2. Home pdf comment bookmark 2 cor 12:7-10 7 and lest i should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of satan to buffet me, lest i should be exalted above measure 8 for this thing i besought the lord thrice, that it might depart from. Some use the old testament in its context to skew the new testament in its context to claim that paul's thorn in his flesh was people rather then a wicked ive just sent this video to a total arrogant guy who was saying today born again believers cant get demons and its not in scripture about casting out.
It seems reasonable, does it not, that an experience of the magnitude paul describes in vv 1-4 would serve to subdue and perhaps even eradicate sinful impulses from his soul how could sin possibly continue to exert its influence in the heart of a person who saw and heard the things paul did surely anyone who has. Paul describes certain severe difficulties figuratively as a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of satan most interpreters take thorn and messenger of satan as metaphorical and flesh as the concrete element to which the metaphor refers however, if the entire phrase thorn in the flesh is figurative, then a messenger of.
Paul's thorn in the flesh - it is necessary to go on boasting though it is not profitable, i will go on to visions and revelations from the lord i. With that in mind, we see that paul actually states what his thorn in the flesh was paul's thorn in the flesh was a messenger of satan who was sent to buffet him 2 corinthians 12:7-9 and lest i should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me,. What was this thorn in the flesh the apostle paul was speaking of in 2 corinthians 12:7 many believe that the apostle paul had some sort of mental condition, sickness or illness, like epilepsy, or paul's eyesight there are many wacky interpretations about the apostle paul and this thorn in the flesh but this article will. Each time i read of the apostle paul's “thorn in the flesh,” i learn something new paul's testimony of the blessing and power of adversity in his life reminds us that if we endure it well in our own lives, “god shall exalt [us] on high” (d&c 121:8) paul relates his lesson in four verses in 2 corinthians 12:7–10: “and lest i should.
Bible commentaries, in trying to explain what is meant in 2corinthians 12:7, offer a whole host of possible explanations regarding the thorn paul said affected his flesh or body st paul the traveler and the roman citizen states the apostle suffered from bouts of chronic malaria fever the early christian author tertullian. Paul seems to conceal as much as he reveals about the “thorn in the flesh” that was given to him lest “he exalt himself” (2 cor 12:7) the context is a report of “ visions and revelations of the lord,” in particular an account of how “a man in christ” (paul himself) was taken up to the third heaven, to paradise after a brief and.
Paul's thorn in the flesh a sermon by george müller of bristol a sermon preached by george müller on sunday evening, july 11th, 1897 at bethesda chapel, great george street, bristol “and lest i should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the. “and lest i should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of satan to buffet me, lest i should be exalted above measure for this thing i besought the lord thrice, that it might depart from me and he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for. Sometimes people question whether sickness might in fact be god's will because he declined to remove the 'thorn in the flesh' from the apostle paul if it was god's will for paul to be sick, should we not be prepared to suffer also in considering this question, the first thing is to put paul's ministry in context. Thorn in the flesh is a phrase of new testament origin used to describe a chronic infirmity, annoyance, or trouble in one's life, drawn from paul the apostle's use of the phrase in his second epistle to the corinthians 12:7–9: and lest i should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was.