And this, knowing the season, that already it is time for you to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than when we (first) believed.
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.