Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

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The time

Romans 13:11
Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].
Hebrews 13:13
So, we should go out to Him, outside of the camp [Note: This probably signifies separating from the whole system of Judaism, as well as full commitment to Christ], bearing the abuse that He suffered.
1 Peter 4:7
But the end of everything [as far as your lives are concerned] is near, so be sensible, and sober [so as to be] prayerful.
2 Peter 3:8
But do not forget this one thing, my dearly loved ones, that as the Lord [counts time], one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.
1 John 2:17
And the world, with its [physical and material] desires, is passing away, but the person who does what God wants will continue to live forever.

That both

James 4:13
Come on now, you people who are saying, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this [or that] city, spend a year there, do business and make some money."
1 Peter 1:24
For all forms of flesh are similar to grass, and all the splendor of [a person's] flesh is like the flower [which blossoms] from the grass. [But as with] grass, [a person's flesh] withers, and its flower [i.e., his splendor] falls off.

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Luke 14:20
And the third person said, 'I just got married, so I cannot attend [the supper].'
Hebrews 13:14
For we do not have a lasting city here on earth [i.e., such as Jerusalem] but we are looking for the city to come [i.e., heaven. See 10:11].