The Egyptians had elaborate rituals and ceremonies, and built pyramids to equip and align (they thought) the bodies of their mighty ones just so that they could launch with pride into the next life. Ezekiel tells the Pharaoh that the LORD is going to destroy them in battle, and they will have no such hope. Instead they will go down to the pit in darkness and silence. They will join all the other nations who dared to believe they were something. The grave would show them who they really are. They will be laid to rest among the uncircumcised. The only thing that matters at death is one’s relationship with the LORD, and the Pharaoh did not have one.
LORD, if you must, take away everything we trust. But, give us a relationship with you. That is the only thing that really matters.