How the Word of Wisdom Can Change Your Life


“Run and Not Be Weary,” Liahona, June 2009

One of the greatest blessings we received when we came to earth is a physical body. The Word of Wisdom, found in Doctrine and Covenants section 89, teaches us “the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days” (v. 2). Following are testimonies of the Word of Wisdom from Latter-day Saints around the world.

Lehi L. Cruz, “Instant Messages: The Night of the Test,” Liahona, Sept. 2007

I told them that the Word of Wisdom is a law that teaches that we should keep our bodies clean, because they are temples of God.

Hiroko Fukuda, “Trying to Be Like Jesus: I Promised Heavenly Father,” Liahona, Oct. 2009

One day Yukari said to her mother, “I want to drink coffee milk like everyone else.” Her mother sat down with her and helped her understand that Heavenly Father loves her, that He doesn’t want her to drink coffee, and that it is a commandment.

Eleanor F. Williamson, “Latter-day Saint Voices: Have a Cup,” Liahona, Feb. 2009

I had faithfully lived the Word of Wisdom since my baptism. In my mind I said, “No, I will not.”

Melanie Marks, “The Hot Chocolate Mishap,” Liahona, Dec. 2007

“All saints who remember to keep and do these sayings … shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones” (D&C 89:18).

Truman E. Benson, “He Told Me, ‘No Way,’” Liahona, July 2010

“Inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father” (D&C 89:5).