(Excerpt from LOOKING UP WHEN LIFE GETS YOU DOWN by Warren Wiersbe)
Paul used an interesting word for death; he called it “departure” (2 Timothy 4:6). The Greek word is a military term: “taking down a tent and relocating“. That’s what death is for God’s people, simply leaving behind the worn out tent and going into better and more glorious quarters! It is also a naval term: “to hoist anchor and set sail.” The farmers also used this term for “the unyoking of the oxen“.
Death for the believer means the burdens are lifted and the work is finished.