Knowing that life is short makes us want to squeeze every last drop out of life – but often for ourselves. However, knowing that this life is short, but eternal life is to come changes our priorities. Now we want to build for things that truly last – hungering for God’s word, loving others deeply and casting off all tactics for our own advantage in this life. If our glory is so fleeting, what’s the point? – Much better to live wholeheartedly for God’s everlasting purposes.