The law of the wise is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death.
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.