Not many people have heard of the story of Job but in short, Job was a man who found himself stripped of everything that this world has to offer including his health, Job was so stripped of everything that he found himself sat on a pile of ashes scraping puss from the boils that had formed on his skin, he was literally on death’s door with only his breath left in him and so what was the bright side in all of this for Job? The bright side was as it says here in Job’s own words, “…naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither:” (Job 1:21)
So who wants to leave this life with a great pile of material things to leave behind? So many people build up so many riches for themselves here and one day they have to die and leave it all behind so what a wrench it must be for a person who dies and leaves it all behind because you come into this world with nothing and you go out of this world with nothing. When you leave this life you won’t even take one hair on your head, even your earthly body will be left behind! You could say there is nothing more naked than your naked spirit so when you leave here you leave here truly naked in that you don’t even take your body with you, you came in via a naked body and you go out without a body so that’s quite a sobering thought because you probably in some ways feel stripped of everything when you leave here. Job was ok with this because he went on to say in the same verse, “The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”
So yes, quite a bright side again for Job but not so for the materialistic modern man who would have taken no notice of scriptures, scriptures that would have said, “…Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15) or another verse that says, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
So if you live for your spirit and not your body then dying will be much easier for you because you will have less to leave behind and everything to look forward to including of course, Jesus Himself and your happy new life in heaven!