God’s people practiced burial. In these verses, God is telling us to follow the Bible’s examples and it’s direct instructions.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
ADMONI’TION, n. Gentle reproof; counseling against a fault; instruction in duties; caution; direction. Tit. 3. 1Cor. 10. In church discipline, public or private reproof to reclaim an offender; a step preliminary to excommunication.
ENSAM’PLE, n. L. exemplum. An example; a pattern or model for imitation.
Abraham was buried (Genesis 25:8-10)
Joshua was buried (Joshua 24:29-30)
Samuel was buried (1 Samuel 25:1)
David was buried (1 Kings 2:10)
John the Baptist was buried (Matthew 14:10-12)
Ananias and Sapphira were buried (Acts 5:5-10)
Jesus was buried (John 19:38-42)