Grace for the thorn — what does that even mean? Well, let’s first look at one of six definitions for the word ‘thorn’ on Dictionary.com. For this purpose, the following best explains the context of the word ‘thorn’ in this episode. Thus, a thorn is something that wounds, annoys, or causes discomfort.
What is your thorn?
Now, according to the definition given above, what is your thorn? Do you have a chronic physical illness? Do you suffer from mental illness? Do you suffer from addiction? Are you working a job you need but hate with a passion? Do you have a loved one whose always in some type of trouble? I could go on and on but you get the picture. If you are like me, no matter your thorn, you wonder why you have it.
In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, the Apostle Paul talks candidly about his thorn in the flesh. and his conclusion is quite insightful.
So, if you want to know more, then this podcast episode is for you. Go ahead and use the player at the top of this blog post. Or subscribe and listen via your preferred podcast platform. Then get encouraged by joining Lady V and me in our discussion – Grace for the Thorn.
Scriptures Referenced in Episode Discussion
|2 Corinthians 12:7-10||Psalm 23|
|Hebrews 4:16||John 3:16|
|Numbers 6:24-26||Romans 10:9-10|
Receive your Free Gift of Salvation – The Gospel of Jesus Christ
If you are reading this, it is not by chance. This is your time to receive the Gift of Salvation through Christ Jesus. Now, you may be wondering, “Why do I need that?” Oh, I’m so glad you asked. The Bible says, that because Adam ate fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil — he released sin into the world.
And ultimately, Adam’s sin brought death and death spread to everyone. No doubt, you may be thinking, “Of course, everyone is going to die.” But, my question to you is “Where will you spend eternity?” Because there is life after death. In fact, when you die you go to one of two places — heaven or hell.
Also, it is important to understand that, Adam’s sin also brought an eternity in hell. But for those who choose not to receive the free gift of eternal life. Thus, you must make that choice before you take your last breath.
Romans 5:17 New Living Translation says, “For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.”
To sum it all up, Romans 6:23 New Living Translation says,
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
So, if you are reading this, don’t let another day go by without receiving this life-changing gift.
“8 …“The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.” And that message is the very message about faith that we preach:
9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins. I ask You to forgive me. I want to follow You, Jesus. Come into my heart, into my life, and be my Lord and Savior. I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead. By faith, I receive You, Jesus Christ, as my Lord and Savior.
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Bible Study Resources
- Holy Bible [NLT, NIV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, KJV]
- Bible App by YouVersion
- NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible
- Read the Bible Online – Bible Gateway
- Read the Bible and Commentaries Online – Bible Hub
Christ-Centered Grace Ministries
Check out the following grace-based teaching from a Christ-centered perspective:
- Dr. Creflo Dollar – creflodollarministries.org
- Pastor Gregory Dickow – gregorydickow.com
- Pastor Joseph Prince – josephprince.org
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- Wash hands frequently
- Pray about getting vaccinated and boosted
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