One’s response to the light in this life is crucial, because at the throne of judgement there will be no opportunity to embrace truth that was formerly spurned (Revelation 20:11-15). Those who scorn the light of the gospel now will have all light removed from them in eternity.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 8:18.
What about where I live, and where you live?
Enjoying the moment would be all that mattered if death were the end of it all. Living as if God does not exist would also be no problem if that were the case. Those who accept Jesus as their Savior know that there is life beyond the grave and that our life on earth is only a preparation for our life that does not end. What you do today matters eternally. In light of eternity, sin and defiance is a foolish game. How foolish? It is a game that cannot be won.