Come Follow Me


Word of Wisdom

Reinforces this week’s “Come Follow Me” study: Doctrine and Covenants 89-92
“A Principle with Promise”


Doctrine & Covenants 89:18

“And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;”


The Lord Gave Me a Temple, Children’s Songbook page 153 


Concerned with the mess left behind by chewing tobacco and smoking pipes, Joseph Smith asked the Lord about the problem. He was given the revelation found in Doctrine & Covenants 89, which we now call the Word of Wisdom. In it, the Lord warns against drinking strong drinks (alcohol), drinking hot drinks (like coffee and tea), and using tobacco. The Lord encourages us to use and eat wholesome herbs, fruits, and grains and to eat meat sparingly. If we keep these commandments, we are promised blessings, including health, energy, wisdom, and knowledge. 

In Doctrine & Covenants 90-92, the Lord gives specific instructions to several Church members to set the Church in order and walk uprightly before the Lord, avoiding pride, slothfulness, and uncleanness.


“May we care for our bodies and our minds by observing the principles set forth in the Word of Wisdom, a divinely provided plan. With all my heart and soul, I testify of the glorious blessings which await us as we do.” Thomas S. Monson


  • What are we told to avoid using in the Word of Wisdom?
  • What are we told to use and eat in the Word of Wisdom?
  • Why do you think the Lord gave this guidance?

Activity idea:

Word of Wisdom Matching Game

Learn more about the guidance given in the Word of Wisdom to keep our bodies healthy with this fun matching game.

Treat idea:

Wheat Bread and Fresh Fruit Jam

A delicious, healthy treat made from grain and fruit, two of the foods recommended in the Word of Wisdom. This quick strawberry jam recipe has no added sugar!

These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.

Sign up now to get FREE lessons and teaching ideas in your inbox each week!
Just fill out the form below.

Copyright 2021 Living Scriptures Inc.   |    Privacy Policy   |   Terms and Conditions