The funeral of all his sorrows!
"They will go away to eternal punishment—but the righteous to eternal life." Matthew 25:46
There is an essential difference between the decease of the godly—and the death of the ungodly.
Death comes to the ungodly man, as a punishment.
Death comes to the righteous, as a summons to his Father's palace!
To the lost sinner, death is an execution.
To the saint, death is an undressing from his sins and infirmities!
Death to the wicked, is the King of terrors.
Death to the saint, is the end of terrors and the commencement of glory!
"The day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth!" King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 7:1)
"We spend our years with sighing—for life is a valley of tears.
Yet for the Christian, death is the funeral of all his sorrows!" Thomas Watson
"Death is only a grim porter to admit us into a stately palace." Richard Sibbes
"He who rides to be crowned, will not be much bothered with a rainy day." John Trapp
"Let your hope of Heaven, master your fear of death!" William Gurnall
"Eternity to the godly, is a day that has no sunset.
Eternity to the wicked, is a night that has no sunrise." Thomas Watson