STOP AND THINK – Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. (Wayne Dyer, self-help author and motivational speaker)

Dyer is encouraging people to live in the present; don’t fret over the troubles or losses of the past, and don’t worry about the unknown future. Live for now. For a lot of people that is good advice, no doubt. But, we need to be reminded that, while life is not just a rehearsal, it is only temporary, and there is a future to be aware of and prepare for.

The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death. (Proverbs 10:16)