The Awesome Cost of Love. © 2017 QuotesCosmos ● Home ● About ● Privacy ● Terms ● Principles ● Sitemap ● Contact. Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. ); also in adverbial phrases, The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that, The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom), Properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e., (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid), Properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future), To meet against, i.e., arrive at (literally or figuratively). Synonymous with ἡ συντέλεια τῶν αἰώνων the consummation of the ages, Hebrews 9:26. God—by His calling, granting us repentance, giving us His Spirit, helping us understand the gospel of the Kingdom of God, and the revelation of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice—has brought us to a place that is spiritually identical to that of the Israelites after the Old Covenant was confirmed. The admonition did not pertain merely to the Corinthians, but had an equal applicability to Christians in all ages of the world. It means the last dispensation; or, that period and mode of the divine administration under which the affairs of the world would be wound up. John W. Ritenbaugh Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. These things happened to them by way of warning, and were recorded to serve as a caution to us, in whose days the close of the ages has come. I pray that the indwelling Spirit of Christ would direct my behaviour and my attitudes. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. Exodus 23:20-23 They are not beyond the powers of endurance. The Age of Israel ended at the cross when they were set aside for a season, and the Age of the Grace (or the Church Age) began. Go To 1 Corinthians Index. Each of these stories was recorded for the instruction of modern believers who find themselves at the end of the ages. See 1 Corinthians 10:11 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Now all these things happened to them by way of example, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come. The things that happened in Israel's past, were not intriguing little stories or made-up tales or legends. Going to the moon did not change the kind of person that Neil Armstrong would have been anywhere: withdrawn and enigmatic, a puzzling person who just wanted to be alone, as he was described. The phrase assumes that Christ's second coming is close at hand, and therefore the end of the world. For us in this age of grace, may we learn from the mistakes Israel made and be careful to live as God would have us live. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Yet Israel failed to honour the Lord. John W. Ritenbaugh All these things happened upon them for examples, and were written to put us in remembrance, whom the ends of the world are come upon. He not only delivered Church-age doctrine to believers and taught Church-age principles when he visited their cities or wrote his epistles; Paul also used Israel's past failures to illustrate Christian truth, teachings, principles, and practices. Israel's experience in Egypt and in the wilderness is an object lesson that God desires us to reflect on frequently. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman… Many Christians have just one answer when people ask them about divorce. Surely the angels will frown on it! It just does not go away. International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation. Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? Their problem was a careless presumption that had its roots in pride. Mark : In 1 Corinthians 11:10 Paul writes, ... Paul means to say that if some unruly Corinthian women scorn the Church's "dress code" in the prayer meetings, this tends to violate the sacred spirit of the gathering—especially if they are overly bold to take a leading part in the meetings, offering prayers on behalf of the men, and so forth. Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.