RS/MP Lesson 19: “Temporal and Spiritual Blessings from the Word of Wisdom” (George Albert Smith Manual)

I see a lot of practical wisdom in the Word of Wisdom’s prohibition on alcohol and tobacco. Frankly, I don’t see the wisdom of the prohibition on tea. In Russia, where I served my mission, the prohibition on tea was a big deal, since tea is so culturally pervasive. So, I’d like to reflect on the prohibition on tea, rather than focusing these lesson notes on ideas like the practical benefits to avoiding alcohol and tobacco.

From the manual:

President Smith went on to explain that because of Daniel’s obedience to the Lord’s law of health in his day, not only was his life preserved, but Daniel also received a great spiritual blessing: “the inspiration of the Almighty.”

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