I believe the following link expounds on a pretty good explanation of what Paul’s thorn in the flesh was actually all about. It had nothing to do with sickness or disease, per se, as has been commonly taught in the church. The purpose, of this “messenger of Satan sent to buffet him”, as Paul explained himself was to keep him humble, to keep him out of the sin of pride, by causing him to realize that in his own strength, in his own flesh, he could do nothing without the grace and power of Jesus Christ to enable him. Pride is something we all must battle against. God will resist those who do not turn to Jesus for strength in their lives, for without him, we can do nothing.
I. What is the Biblical Definition of a Thorn? Many of the theologians of our…
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