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Future Assignment

by Charles E. Cobb

"Tomorrow may never come." But, there will be a future. Our tomorrow on earth may never come to pass because we may die. Eternity, however, is in the future and this future is going to be witnessed by us all. An assignment will be made.

Jesus has called upon His followers to look to the future and not be unduly bound to the present. "Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal" (Matthew 6:20).

A glorious future of joy beyond compare, of rest beyond description, of life that never ends is promised for the faithful Christian, the servant of God, who lives today.

When sorrows come, sickness intrudes into our lives, disappointments seem to multiply, and darkness appears to ever prevail, the faithful Christian can look beyond these hurts to the future that Jesus has promised.

There is, however, another future that will be in store for a growing multitude of people. "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment" (Matthew 25:46). Sent away to punishment in infamy and shame, away from all that is holy, all that is good, all that is joyful and pleasant will be the future that awaits all who "obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Thessalonians 1:8).

Men look to the future for different reasons. There is a future awaiting all of us, without exception. What will be your future? What will be your assignment?

"...upon this rock I will build My church..." Matt.16:18

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