Monday, April 7, 2014

WoW - health, smarts, endurance

The Word of Wisdom is one of those awesome commandments with a promise at the very end.

"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." (D&C 89:18-20, emphasis added)

Health in the navel and the marrow means you'll be healthy to your core! A fountain of health from the depths of your very skeletal frame! That alone is reason enough to follow the Word of Wisdom, but there's more! Knowledge, popping up like gold nuggets on the coast of Nome! And serious physical endurance!

I just wonder why God doesn't recommend study as a means for attaining knowledge and wisdom and why he never once recommends physical exercise for people who want to "run and not be weary." It's almost as if God didn't see our days when advanced degrees and sedentary careers are the norm. This oversight has forced us all to extrapolate some modern-day wisdom of our own from the scarcity of words in the Word of Wisdom.

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