Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Bible References

Watchful

Revelation 16:15
[Note: At this point the Lord's voice breaks into John's vision]. ("Look, I am coming like a thief. That person is happy who stays alert and is dressed [properly], so he does not appear naked and have to be shamefully exposed").
Matthew 24:42
Therefore be alert, for you do not know on what day the Lord will come.
Matthew 25:13
Therefore, you should be watchful, for you do not know the day or hour [i.e., when the Son of man will return].
Mark 13:33
"You should pay attention; be alert and pray, for you do not know when the time will come [i.e., for the Lord to return].
Acts 20:28
So, pay close attention to your [own] lives, and to all [members] of the flock [i.e., the congregation] of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers [i.e., elders, shepherds or pastors]. Provide [spiritual] food for the church of the Lord which He purchased by [shedding] His own blood.
2 Timothy 4:1
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge [both] those still alive and those who have already died, and in view of His appearing [i.e., at His second coming] and His kingdom [i.e., when it is revealed in its eternal splendor], I solemnly urge you:
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.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sensible and alert; your enemy the devil is prowling around like a roaring [i.e., hungry] lion looking for someone to [kill and] eat.

Strengthen

Revelation 2:4
"But, this is what I have against you, that you have forsaken your first love [i.e., love for Christ and His church].
Luke 22:31
"Simon, Simon [i.e., Peter], Satan has earnestly requested the right to sift you like wheat. [Note: Grain was sifted by using a sieve-like device in which grain and particles of dirt and straw were shaken together, allowing the grain to fall through while the dirt and straw remained. This was an allusion to the agitating trials Peter was soon to endure, and survive].
Acts 18:23
After spending some time there, he left and traveled through the district of Galatia, [and] then through Phrygia, strengthening [spiritually] all the disciples [along the way].

Thy works

Matthew 6:2
"Therefore, when you give money to help poor people, do not blow a trumpet in front of you [i.e., to call attention to it] as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and streets. They do this in order to win praise from people. It is true when I say to you, they have [already] received their reward.
Matthew 23:5
But they do all their deeds just to be seen by people. They wear elaborate Scripture texts displayed on their clothing and enlarge [conspicuously] the fringes of their robes.

General references

Matthew 25:7
Then all the bridesmaids woke up and trimmed their lamps [i.e., removed the burnt wicks and replenished their lamps with oil].
Mark 13:33
"You should pay attention; be alert and pray, for you do not know when the time will come [i.e., for the Lord to return].
1 Corinthians 11:31
But if we [had] examined ourselves [properly], we would not be [i.e., not have been] judged [i.e., with sickness and death. See verse 30].