It is written the righteous worketh life to their soul, just as the wicked worketh deceit and is pursuing his own death. (Proverbs 11:17-21). The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death. They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the Lord: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
If we put too much emphasis on this life we will miss the whole purpose of what the true meaning of our time on earth was for. Our life is but a vapor here, but praise God for sending Christ who through our faith in HIM we can attain eternal life! (James 4:14-15). Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
Sin we are told brings death to the soul and it is up to us to choose life by our choice of serving Christ over serving the lust of the flesh that is so temporary and is by our own free will and not of God. (Romans 8:13-14).
Jesus plainly stated that he was from above and if we do not believe HE is the Son of God sent here we will die in our sins. (John 8:23-27). And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
AND THIS IS THE RECORD, THAT GOD HATH GIVEN TO US ETERNAL LIFE, AND THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON. HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE; AND HE THAT HATH NOT THE SON OF GOD HATH NOT LIFE. THESE THINGS HAVE I WRITTEN UNTO YOU THAT BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD; THAT YE MAY KNOW THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE, AND THAT YE MAY BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD. (1 JOHN 5:11-13).