Lesson 22

The Word of Wisdom: “A Principle with Promise”

“Lesson 22: The Word of Wisdom: ‘A Principle with Promise’” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)


  • Read D&C 89:4. What does this verse teach about the Lord’s reasons for giving the Word of Wisdom?

  • What is the Lord’s counsel about what is not good for the body? (See D&C 89:5–9.) What are some of the consequences of using harmful substances?

  • What is the Lord’s counsel about what is good for the body? (See D&C 88:124; 89:10–17.)

  • What are the promised blessings for those who obey the Word of Wisdom and walk “in obedience to the commandments”? (See D&C 89:18–21.) How have you been blessed as you have obeyed the Word of Wisdom?

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