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wow vs. 1 & 2

Very exciting title!  The “wow” refers to the “Word of Wisdom”, and you may assume that all verses or “Vs.” will be from Doctrine and Covenants, Section 89 – better known as The Word of Wisdom.  Got it?  Good.

Vs. 1 – “A Word of Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high priest, assembled in Kirkland, and the Church, and also the saints in Zion.

My thoughts

  • Why has the Lord not given specific instructions regarding health in recent years?  Yes, there are talks given now and then that address the Word of Wisdom, and there are occasional gratuitous mentionings of “taking care of our bodies”, but I secretly wonder why we have not received a new “Word of Wisdom” in our day.

Vs. 2 – “To be sent by greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days–”

My thoughts

  • Not sent by constraint.  This is GOOD NEWS!  This is for our benefit!  It’s a GREETING!  🙂
  • Temporal Salvation?  I think it’s for much more than our temporal salvation.  Our health greatly affects our spiritual selves too.  To have control over ourselves = freedom, self esteem, happiness.  I harbor such anger and negative feeling when I look at healthy living in a constrictive way.
  • Satan knows us better than we know ourselves.  AND he is brilliant.  He is consonantly taking notes.  He learns from you.  He learns from me.  He sees our weaknesses.  He is determined to make us feel bad about ourselves = to put hooks in to us – to see us get addicted (drugs, alcohol, pornography, spending money, caffeine, sugar).  These things bring us anger and resentment, beat down our self-esteem, tear families apart, and pull us away from the spirit.  He is so smart!  And so evil!
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