Blessings of the Word of Wisdom

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…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; and shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; and shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.

So, why is it we never hear of the health benefits from paying our tithing or refraining from stealing?

9 thoughts on “Blessings of the Word of Wisdom

  1. cause it is pretty unlikley you will get cancer or other fatel illnesses by not paying tithing. But by not following the words of wisdom, by smoking which causes lung cancer, by consuming alcohol which causes liver cancer, by eating a lot of fattty foods and processed foods which can lead to colon cancer, it can seriously affect your life.

    When you eat properly, exercise, take care of your body, hence following the words of wisdom, your body will take care of you.

  2. “cause it is pretty unlikley you will get cancer or other fatel illnesses by not paying tithing”

    So, you don’t think we will receive health in the navel, marrow to the bones, etc, as a result of obeying he commandments?

    “smoking which causes lung cancer, by consuming alcohol which causes liver cancer”

    Did you mean “smoking which [may cause] lung cancer, by consuming alcohol which [may cause] liver cancer”? After all, smoking is no absolute guaranteed way to get lung cancer. Many people have never smoked in their life and die of lung cancer, and many people have smoked for several decades and never get lung cancer. Same goes for alcohol consumption and liver cancer.

    “When you eat properly, exercise, take care of your body, hence following the words of wisdom”

    Where does the Word of Wisdom mention exercise?

  3. Shall run and no tbe weary and shall walk and not faint… sounds like exercise to me!

    And yes I did mean “MAY” cause cancer if you smoke or drink.

    Obeying the Words of Wisdom is the only doctrine (although I am sure I am using an incorrect term) that states that by following it you will receive health.

    But that doesn’t mean that if you follow the Words of Wisdom but none of the other laws that you will be fine either.

    For tithing as in 3 Nephi 24 it states “Bring ye all the a tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house; and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows• of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

    doesn’t say health or marrow there.. now I haven’t found any specific blessings of what happens if you don’t steal :)

  4. “Shall run and [not be] weary and shall walk and not faint… sounds like exercise to me!”

    No it doesn’t. It’s a blessing that we will have physical endurance. It is not an admonition fr us to exercise.

    “For tithing as in 3 Nephi 24…doesn’t say health or marrow there”

    That’s because it says it in D&C 89, as I said in my post.

  5. Do you really want the Lord spelling out specific blessings for specific obedience? I prefer to try to live the commandments as best I can, and then thank Him for every good thing that comes along.

  6. “Do you really want the Lord spelling out specific blessings for specific obedience?”

    No. I don’t think that I was saying I wanted Him to. At least not anywhere I read in my post or subsequent comments.

    I did mention, however, that I wondered why more members don’t tout the health benefits afforded to all commandments as specified in the last verses of D&C 89.

  7. This is true. Just because it isn’t in the WoW that we shouldn’t gorge ourselves on junk food, doens’t mean it isn’t against the WoW. Unfortunately it’s hard to see this at Church activities, often.

  8. Oh and it’s true, many members focus so much on the coffee, tea, alcohol and tobacco aspect they seem to ignore other very important parts of the Word of Wisdom.

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