I had a friend one time answer a questionaire in which he was asked what his three wishes would be... one of them made me crack up... it was to flip the food pyramid.
Eating Healthy is a concern for most people in the world today. Fast food restaurants are under attack, and "miracle diets" are surfacing everywhere you look.
It is interesting that in Section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord gave us instructions on this very issue when He stated:
In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelationâ€”
The Word of Wisdom is wonderful instruction on how to keep our bodies running smoothly as He designed, and how to avoid the pitfalls of the "conspiring men" who wish to riddle our health with obstacles. But more than just a simple code of health, it is a principle with a promise.
The principle is simply the outline of the food restrictions placed on His people, and His request for obedience. I think the bottom line is exactly this...obedience. He instructs, we obey... simple?
The promise for our obedience is that of Eternal Life.
As much as we would like to limit the Word of Wisdom to our temporal bodies I think it is an eternal law with an eternal promise.
Doctrine and Covenants Section 89
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;
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.
And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.
Wisdom and Knowledge
Obedience to the word of wisdom, allows us to enter the temple. Have you ever wondered why that was a requirement for entering the temple? IMHO it is because of the promises themselves. The temple is the place where we can receive wisdom and knowledge, and entrance there is predicated on obedience.
Stamina and Energy
Have you noticed an increase in energy drinks and stimulants on the market today? They are all a counterfeit of this promise. True energy only comes from one source... God the Father, through Jesus Christ.
This is the greatest promise of all. It is the promise that the destroying angel will passover you just as it did in the days of Moses. Remember how all that were in the house were spared because of the blood of the lamb which was spread over the door posts?
Covenants allow us to be in the "house of Israel". We receive those covenants through the priesthood in the "House of the Lord". These covenants allow for us to receive Eternal life which is the greatest of all the blessings of the Lord... and just think, it is all because of obedience!
Please share some of your own insights about the Word of Wisdom and the blessings received from obedience to it.....
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