Boyd K. Packer - June 1988 Ensign "The Word of Wisdom--the Principle and the Promises":
Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom and you will receive the promised blessings. “All saints,” the revelation promises, “who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments,” are promised that they “shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones” and “shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint” (D&C 89:18, 20).
The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings.....
The promise of health for living the standard of the revelation is not limited to members of the Church. Tell your nonmember friends about the Word of Wisdom and urge them to live it.
And then there is a greater blessing promised in the Word of Wisdom. Those who obey it are promised that they “shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures” (D&C 89:19). This is the personal revelation through which you can detect invisible crocodiles or hidden mines or other dangers....
There’s a final promise in the revelation. Speaking again of those who keep and do and obey these commandments, the Lord said, “I … give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them” (D&C 89:21). That is a remarkable promise.
Promises for Living the Word of Wisdom
|Lord's Promise To You||What you must do||Reference|
1. Shall receive health
their navel and marrow to their bones and shall run and not be
and shall walk and not faint.
2. Shall find wisdom and great treasure of knowledge, even hidden treasures.
|Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom. Live the standard of the revelation. Obey and keep these commandments.||Boyd
"The Word of Wisdom--the Principle and the Promise." May 1996 Ensign
Doctrine and Covenants 89:18-21
4. "I promise you that the way will be easier and you shall have a composure of mind and a confident attitude toward life and the future."
| Keep the Word
Seek worthy companions.
Attend Church faithfully.
Seek help through prayer daily.
|"Word of Wisdom -- Principle and Promises", Elder Boyd K. Packer, April 1996 General Conference - May 1996 Ensign, p. 17.|
6. "You will be guided and warned and taught and blessed."
Keep the Word of Wisdom.
Listen to your feelings.
|"Word of Wisdom -- Principle and Promises", Elder Boyd K. Packer, April 1996 Gen. Conf.|
8. "I am not saying that disease will not come, that death will not strike. ...But I do not hesitate to say that in this brief but inclusive statement of the Lord (D&C 89) is found counsel, given with a promise, which, if more widely observed, would save untold pain and suffering and lead not only to increased physical well being but also to great and satisfying 'treasures of knowledge' of the things of God."
|Obey the Word of Wisdom.||President Gordon B. Hinckley (while 1st counselor). May 1986 Ensign, p. 49, "Come and Partake".|