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;”
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
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.
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