Thursday Thoughts: The Lord’s Law of Health, 3/20/11

Members of our church are known for our “strange” abstinences: no drugs, no tobacco, no alcohol, no coffee/tea; often, those are the things that we focus on when we speak of the Word of Wisdom.

But that’s only a small part of it. Much of the Word of Wisdom is contained in the things that we should partake of: grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs, sleep.

Our bodies are temples, and the Lord has given us guidelines that are for our benefit and for our joy, and we know that He will not lead us astray.

Each person is unique, and each person’s tolerance for certain foods and substances is different. When we follow the dietary guidelines given in the Word of Wisdom, we can be certain that we will be blessed for it–often in ways that we would not expect. Several sisters testified of changing their diets (not to lose weight, per se, but for increased health) to include more whole grains, more vegetables, and fewer refined flours and sugars, and the blessings (both physical and mental) that have come.

18And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, ashall receivebhealth in their navel and marrow to their bones;

19And shall afind bwisdom and great ctreasures of dknowledge, even hidden treasures;

20And shall arun and not be bweary, and shall walk and not faint.

21And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the adestroyingangel shall bpass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen. (D&C 89:18-21)

 

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