If you believe there is more to this life than this life and you understand that this life determines our place in the rest, then you will live differently. You will live in light of eternity. Your values will change. You’ll place a higher premium in relationships and character instead of fame and fortune.
If you don’t believe in an eternal future based on choices here then live life large now! Forget being good and ethical. Do what you want when you want. Why not?
Because deep in the human heart eternity is planted. Ecclesiates 3:11, “ Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”