"This is the Torah: If a person dies... " Numbers 19:14
A successful merchant was so busy taking care of customers that he had no time for Torah study.
He noticed one day that his hair was turning gray, and he realized that he was getting older. He knew that the day he would
leave this world was getting closer. He therefore decided to pray and study the Torah for a couple of hours each day.
When he came late to the store, his wife was frantic. People would have come to the store if he was
there and they were losing customers. He calmly told his wife, "What would I do if the Angel of Death came to me and told
me that my time in this world was up? Could I tell him that I couldn’t go yet since I'll miss out on customers? If I
were already dead I would not be able to come to the store. Therefore, each day, let us imagine for a couple of hours that
I have already died. This way I am able to study Torah each day."
You might be very busy and feel that you do not have any time to study Yahveh's Word, but
if you will just view yourself as if you were already dead, you will find the time to study Torah, which gives life to those
who study it.