Does it matter what I do? Perhaps we should just be dog-eat-dog? Survival of the fittest. The grave is the end. That attitude can be the cause of murder, violence, rape, and greed for those who think they can be among the fittest; the cause of suicide, homelessness, drugs, alcohol, idleness, and much ill health for those who just give up and submit to not being one of the fittest.
Why does it matter if the grave is the end?
The paragraph above reminds me of Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes “Vanity, vanity, all is vanity.” But after he tosses around all those vain and depressing thoughts, he ends with the following conclusion.
Chapter 12:13 When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, along with every hidden thing, whether good or evil.
Yes, it matters. Now the Holy Spirit still draws sinners to accept the Gospel that teaches the importance of accepting Jesus Christ as atonement for one’s sins. He took the penalty of sin; he did it to set me/you free and offers a hope for Eternal Life.