Ecclesiastes 7:1-2 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.
Solomon tells us that death is better than life. The only conclusion that can be drawn is that in death, there is something better. Hence, the reward for those of hope and faith.