Paul,and his thorn.

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  1. cheaptrick profile image72
    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    "Three times I asked the lord to remove this thorn from my flesh.The lord answered saying...My Grace is sufficient for you".
    What Was Paul's thorn in the Flesh?

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I dunno, but I know how to avoid answering it.
      Will that do? smile

    2. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps it was Peter and Mary!  You know-Puff the Magic Dragon? smile

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Naw.  Maybe a tiny jet plane, though.

    3. aka-dj profile image77
      aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A better question ought to be "what does My Grace is sufficient" mean?
      Answer that, and the other doesn't matter.

      But, to answer your question, it could have been several things.
      One suggestion is it was a demonic tormentor.
      Another one I heard of is he had issues with his eyes. (don't remember what scripture reference they used for that on).
      A third one is some physical condition that "slowed him down".
      Anyway, the point I make is that it really doesn't matter. Paul went on with God's answer of sufficient grace!

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The full sentence is "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness"

        I think you need to include it all in any interpretation.

        1. aka-dj profile image77
          aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well, thank you.
          You are right. Appreciate your clarification.

    4. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      His thorn was he was not an original deciple..!  What he did not know he ad-libed..!

      Read John. The contradictions are stunning if you care to dig in.

      1. profile image0
        brotheryochananposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i'd like to know a contradiction that is in john please

    5. kess profile image60
      kessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In the progress of a man spiritual walk he grows daily in realisation of himself.
      which each revelation he draws closer to the reality of oneness and total unity of His father....at which point he is considered as   one ascended and is able to pick up or lay down the flesh at his will.

      the only hinderance to such enlightenment is the lack of more realisation....and though one will continue to seek, he is not able to see because there is still a purpose to His remaining a little longer in the flesh.

      though he desire and yearns to move on, it is his same agitation is actually his hindrance as is present in the writers words....

      Bit when he finds rest this is when realization comes and vice versa.
      so we see pauls thorn is that which he has created o himself for himself...and if he would rest in the knowledge of his perfection then the the reality of it would be realised.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image80
        pennyofheavenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I like your view.

  2. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    Google it. wink

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    The scripture doesn't specify and in terms of the lesson it doesn't really matter.  Basically its about how God isn't going to fix stuff for you just because you ask.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, what's the use in having a lazy god then?  "Ask and you shall receive" covers that!  smile

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Beats me, I'm an atheist.  I just happen to have read the Bible.

      2. profile image0
        brotheryochananposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        not lazy... ask and you (saved christian) shall receive.. remember christ was talking to his own not any joe tom dick and harry.

  4. דוד מיכאל profile image53
    דוד מיכאלposted 7 years ago

    Eye Disease... Chuck Missler and he was seeing one of the disciples who was a doctor..

  5. profile image0
    brotheryochananposted 7 years ago

    Pride

  6. jay_kumar_07 profile image60
    jay_kumar_07posted 7 years ago

    PAUL knows that thorn will always disturb the spiritual walk.
    He wants the pure and undisturbed walk.He prayed for to remove the only one thorn which disturbed him.

    Not Every body can see the thorn and pray for to remove.

    MAY BE THE THORNS ARE..
    1.Do not think and imagine what ever we want.
    2.Do not use our eyes for sex and lust.
    3.Do not eat more for our taste.
    4.Do not violate our blood as we want.
    5.Do not allow our hands and legs to do the things what ever we want.

    one who can able to find-out the thorns in flesh means that he is a spiritual man.


    I think so... pl

    1. pennyofheaven profile image80
      pennyofheavenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A lot of do not's there.

      1. jay_kumar_07 profile image60
        jay_kumar_07posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes if we do not want thorns.

        The life become empty that is Holiness if we follow the do not's.

 
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