Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1 Corinthians 9:10
Is God simply thinking about the oxen? Or is it really in our interest that He speaks? Of course, it was written in our interest, because it is His will that when a plough-man ploughs, and a thresher threshes, it should be in the hope of sharing that which comes as the result.
For all that was written of old has been written for our instruction, so that we may always have hope through the power of endurance and the encouragement which the Scriptures afford.
1 Corinthians 7:29
Yet of this I warn you, brethren: the time has been shortened--so that henceforth those who have wives should be as though they had none,
Let your forbearing spirit be known to every one--the Lord is near.
not neglecting--as some habitually do--to meet together, but encouraging one another, and doing this all the more since you can see the day of Christ approaching.
1 John 2:18
Dear children, the last hour has come; and as you once heard that there was to be an anti-Christ, so even now many anti-Christs have appeared. By this we may know that the last hour has come.
There were also a great number of other signs which Jesus performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book.
This incident struck terror into the whole Church, and into the hearts of all who heard of it.
Nor was the fact of its being placed to his credit put on record for his sake only;