Somewhere it is written “Obey God and Live, curse God and Die.”
At school, once in detention for a misdemeanor, the Teacher taking detention gave us this quote for our “lines”. It is also from the Bible: “To obey is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams.” We had to write it a hundred times.
Obedience applies in all areas of life. From exercise regimes to walking or driving safely and even eating and drinking practices. It IS better, and easier, to obey to – -hearken- – than to try to make amends after disobeying. Sometimes we do not get the chance to rectify the outcome of the disobedience; or cannot.
That is the ‘death’. That is when we die.