“Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection”
What is this “better resurrection” spoken of by the Hebrews’ writer?
It is that grand day when Jesus will call the righteous to life eternal. Jesus promised, “…the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life…” (Jn. 5:28-29).
It is a “better” resurrection than the one experienced by the widow’s son who was raised from the dead (1 Kings 17:8-24).
What could be better than coming back from the dead to live again? The answer is in the nature of the “better resurrection”.
It is a resurrection unto eternal glory. It is a resurrection unto a place where there is no death. It is a resurrection unto a place where there will be no sorrows. In fact, this better resurrection takes us to heaven where “…God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Rev. 21:4).
J.M. Gilbert, Jr.