Thorns are inevitable in this fallen, cursed, sinful world. In our spiritual walk, if we are not diligent to fight them back, the thorns of this life will naturally grow to choke out our fruitfulness in the kingdom. The thorns of this life are: the care of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, the pleasures of this life, and the lust of other things. We need to be vigilant to cut back these thorns to bring forth abundant fruit to the glory of God.