That dead man or dead woman
(Thomas Brooks, "A Believer's Last Day, His Best Day")
"What the wicked dreads will overtake him;
what the righteous desire will be granted." Proverbs 10:24
"The desire of the righteous ends only in good,
but the hope of the wicked only in wrath." Proverbs 11:23
We should lament over that dead man or dead woman . . .
whom Hell harbors,
whom the devil devours,
whom divine justice torments!
But let us rejoice over those departed believers whom Christ embosoms, and whom all the court of Heaven comes forth to welcome!
"Let me die the death of the righteous, and may my end be like theirs!" Numbers 23:10
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints!" Psalm 116:15