If you believe in an afterlife, you probably realize that making lots of money is only an earthly concern, and not something that matters in heaven.

Religious believers make the distinction between earthly problems and things that are far more important in the long term. Usually, these earthly worries have to do with material things, like jobs, money, cars, and houses — rather than spiritual concerns like love, faith, and beauty. The word earth is at the root of earthly, and you can think of it as "things that only matter to humans on the Earth."

Definitions of earthly

adj of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

earthly beings”
“believed that our earthly life is all that matters”
earthly love”
“our earthly home”
connected with earthly life; of earthly origin
confined to the earth
resembling or characteristic of earth
mundane, terrene
belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly
sublunar, sublunary, terrestrial
of this earth
of this earth or world
subject to death
profane, secular
not concerned with or devoted to religion
secular, temporal, worldly
characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
of or belonging to heaven or god
ambrosial, ambrosian
worthy of the gods
celestial, ethereal, supernal
of heaven or the spirit
divine, godly
emanating from God
divine, godlike
being or having the nature of a god
paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisiacal
relating to or befitting Paradise
divine, providential
resulting from divine providence
superlunar, superlunary, translunar, translunary
unworldly or ethereal
being or coming from on high
not subject to death
concerned with religion or religious purposes
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