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Cause of Death: Lack of Discipline

Cause of Death: Lack of Discipline

By Sue Gebel

When you read an obituary, there may be a sentence: “She lost her battle with cancer after a courageous fight.” “He died due to complications of …” But when has lack of discipline ever been listed as a cause of death?


Proverbs 5:23 says, “He dies for lack of discipline and because of his great folly, he is led astray. What does this mean? Individuals with diabetes must watch their carbs and sugar intake; those with heart conditions not only have a special diet, but also a regiment of exercises prescribed by their doctors. To ignore their advice may have deadly consequences.