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. —Doctrine and Covenants 89:18-20
I have come to know that a fundamental purpose of the Word of Wisdom has to do with revelation. From the time you are very little we teach you to avoid tea, coffee, liquor, tobacco, narcotics, and anything else that disturbs your health. And you know that we get very worried when we find one of you tampering with those things. If someone “under the influence” can hardly listen to plain talk, how can they respond to spiritual promptings that touch their most delicate feelings? As valuable as the Word of Wisdom is as a law of health, it may be much more valuable to you spiritually than it is physically. —Boyd K. Packer
This Day in LDS History
1833: Joseph Smith receives Doctrine and Covenants 89, which comes to be known as the Word of Wisdom.
1972: J. Spencer Kinard becomes the voice for Music and the Spoken Word.
1988: President Ezra Taft Benson breaks ground for the San Diego California Temple.