365 Days of Healing

Paul’s “Thorn” — Persecution

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 thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

—2 Corinthians 12:7-9

The subject of Paul’s thorn is a common argument against healing. Many have taught Paul’s thorn was a disease in his body. But in context, you can see that Paul was talking about persecutions: Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Read More. . .