09 September 2011

Healthy Habits

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Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: 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 revelation
D&C 89:4

The Law of Health applies to all of us. It was given to us for our benefit and enjoyment.

The following excerpt was taken from a May 1996 Ensign talk, given by President Boyd K. Packer, entitled The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises. He comments:
"The story is told of a king who was choosing between two drivers for his coach. He ordered each of them to drive his coach down a steep, winding road cut into a high cliff.
 "The first driver came down slowly, hugging the wall of the cliff. The second driver demonstrated great talent and ability. He raced down the mountain, with the coach so close at times that half the wheel was off the edge of the cliff. 
"The king was very thoughtful, then wisely chose the first man to drive his coach. It is best to stay on the safe side of things.
"The Word of Wisdom is 'adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saints' (D&C 89:3). It is buttressed by other scriptures. They teach that the good things of the earth 'are made for the benefit and the use of man, … Yea,' the Lord said, 'for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul, … to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion' (D&C 59:18–20)."
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