Wisdom and Hidden Treasures
© 28 Jun 2011 Luther Tychonievich
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Thoughts on a promise from the Word of Wisdom.


In the end of the revelation known as “‍the Word of Wisdom‍” we find the following promise:

This is a limited chiasmus: physical, mental, physical.

[…] 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.

In a recent address Boyd K. Packer offered a beautiful example of how wisdom is a different gift than the hidden treasures of knowledge. He relates the story of a man who was overcome with resentment at another and of the advice he received to “‍leave it alone‍”. He followed that advise quickly—a wise decision—but he “‍was an old man before [he] understood and could finally see‍” why that decision was wise.

First wisdom: the right way to live. Then a hidden treasure of knowledge: why that way is correct.

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