Here's the note from the Wesleyan Study Bible-see what you think. Agree or disagree?
"When people think that death is the final word, fear of death will keep them from fully obeying God and seeking God's justice. Fear of death diverts their energies toward worldly achievement, amassing wealth, and seeking pleasurable distractions to 'make the most out of life' while they can. Because Jesus faced death and emerged victorious from the grave, we can be freed from this fear for joyful, unrestrained, undistracted obedience."
Do people accumulate wealth and strive for recognition and acclaim because deep down they fear death?
Interesting question to ponder.