To be with Christ is to have great joy no matter what the circumstances- to walk his path may not always be easy but it is rewarding- it is worth any price- selah!
A happy death is not in itself any evidence of a person’s piety, nor an assurance that he is sure of final happiness. The psalmist says of the wicked, “There are no bands in their death; but their strength is firm.” Ps. 73:4. On the other hand, a good man may, like Hezekiah, be in sore distress at the thought that he is near death.