So, what about Paul’s thorn in the flesh then?
Surely this is an example where God put an illness on a person in order to keep them humble; that is what I have been taught previously.
Well, actually it is not; if you rightly divide God’s Word you will see that Paul’s thorn in the flesh was not an illness ad it was not from God.
For a start the verse tells us where Paul’s thorn in the flesh came from, it came from Satan and was sent to buffet him.
We are also told in this verse that it was a person, a messenger, and not an illness.
To say that Paul’s thorn in the flesh was an illness from God is a misinterpretation of Scripture and a slur against the true character of God.
Paul was a minister of the Gospel and was preaching the Good News about Jesus and His finished work.
Why would God want to hinder Paul?
Why would God want Paul ill and put in jeopardy the preaching of the Gospel?
This just does not make sense and it is not Biblical!
It is the enemy who did not want Paul and His message to be exalted so he sent a persecutor or persecutors; this was what the thorn in the flesh was.
God wanted Paul healthy and he wants you healthy, and He has provided for this through Jesus.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that it is always your will that I live in health, and thank you for this provision through the finished work of Jesus”.
2 Corinthians 12 v 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