For what is your life?
It is even a vapor that appears for a little time
and then vanishes away.
In the Biblical record of the creation of the planet Earth, what we know as time did not come into being until the fourth day of creation. What we think of as time only exists on our planet. Nowhere else in the universe does one day equal approximately 24 hours. Nowhere else does one year equal 365 1/4 days.
When I venture into an antique store, I always think about the people who use to own the items on display. Some I connect with immediately because they had something that I can now use. In other cases, I just stay wondering why anyone would have bought that in the first place. In the end it is all just stuff. We cannot take any of our treasures with us when we die. Many families over the years have been ruined by the items left behind. When we leave this world, we are usually not remembered by the possession we leave behind, but who we were. A good question for all of us to ponder: how do I want to be remembered?
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.