Death brings the soul to a state of eternal rest

(Thomas Brooks, "A Believer's Last Day, His Best Day")

Revelation 14:13, "Blessed are the dead who die in
the Lord." Why? "They will rest from their labor!"

A believer's last day is his best day! Death brings
the soul to a state of eternal rest
. Death is . . .
  a rest from the trouble of our labors,
  a rest from afflictions,
  a rest from persecutions,
  a rest from temptation,
  a rest from sin, and
  a rest from sorrow.

Now while we are here in this present world, the soul
is in a perpetual agitation. The godliest man in the world,
who is highest and clearest in his enjoyments of God —
either lacks some temporal mercy or spiritual mercy — and
will do so until his soul is swallowed up in the everlasting
enjoyments of God!

Death brings a man to an unchangeable rest!

Death is a believer's coronation-day, it is his
marriage-day! Death is an eternal rest . . .
  from sin,
  from sorrow,
  from afflictions,
  from temptations.

Death to a believer is an entrance into
paradise — into the joy of his Lord.

A believer's dying-day is his best day. The day
of his death better than the day of his birth!

"I desire to depart and be with Christ, which
 is better by far!" Philippians 1:23