So he is the God of the living, not the dead.
“The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’
The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”
Like vinegar to the teeth,
like smoke to the eyes,
so is the lazy person to those who send him on a mission.