Asked in
New Testament

What was Paul's thorn in the flesh?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
October 04, 2012 6:19AM

It is believed by many that this 'THORN' was some sort of physical infirmity, possibly relating to Paul's eyes (Galatians 4:13-15 / Galatians 6:11), maybe as a result of his blinding on the road (Acts 9:3-9)when he was first humbled into listening to Jesus. When Paul asked to have this 'thorn' removed, three times (2 Corinthians 12:8+9)God said NO, because it was to serve as a constant reminder of Paul's human limitations....that it was NOT on his OWN limited power, that Paul would succeed, but on God's power, through Christ, which is limitless. Because of this, Paul commented: "When I am weak, then I am strong"(2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV)