10:11 the end of the ages has come. This statement reflects Paul’s conviction that the coming of Christ inaugurated the “last days” (Heb. 1:2), the time when the great promises of the Old Testament come to pass (cf. 1:20 note). By pointing out this theme, Paul helps the Corinthians to realize that the Old Testament events looked forward and applied to them. Moreover, these facts suggest that, given their privileged position, the Corinthians ought to recognize their greater responsibility (cf. Heb. 11:39, 40).