The Mysterious Thorn – 2 Corinthians 12:7

The Mysterious Thorn – 2 Corinthians 12:7

No one knows what Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” was but lots of people claim they know. I’ve heard this preached six ways to Sunday. It was an eye problem; it was his mother-in-law, it was a physical affliction, it was a spiritual issue. There are always good arguments...
The Mysterious Thorn – 2 Corinthians 12:7

Selling Futures – Matthew 6:34

In the investment world, “futures” are speculative commodities such as wheat or soybean harvests. You never know for sure how those things are ultimately going to come in. Selling futures is a risky business because you are guessing now on a future event....
The Mysterious Thorn – 2 Corinthians 12:7

Stop A Moment And Then Press On

One of my very favorite poems of all time is Robert Frost’s “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening.” I pretty much know it by heart. Years ago I found the most remarkable little picture for sale in a candle shop. Though I’m sure it wasn’t...
The Mysterious Thorn – 2 Corinthians 12:7

If the Shoe Fits

A lady wrote me recently who wonders how she can bring God’s healing power to her family members. She wants to understand how healing works and if she might be used in it. She reminds me of a friend of mine who has a great gift of faith and a strong desire to...
The Mysterious Thorn – 2 Corinthians 12:7

Oil and Water – Deuteronomy 18:9

Do oil and water mix? If you are putting those two ingredients into a salad dressing you’d better shake it up and pour it on the greens fast because they are not going to stick together. I thought about this a few weeks ago in a conversation I had with a...
The Mysterious Thorn – 2 Corinthians 12:7

Soul Music – 1 Samuel 16:23

After Saul lost God’s favor and anointing through disobedience, the Bible says that a distressing spirit troubled him. His servants suggested finding a man skillful at the harp to play for Saul when the evil spirit came upon him. Saul jumped at the idea and told...