Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Alma 52

Teancum, the Nephite general, is a model for leadership. He received and followed orders from Moroni, who was the chief general, but he also was creative and took initiative. He accepted Moroni's command, but he also acted on his own to do what was wise. For example, he was directed to attack and seek to take the city of Mulek from the Lamanite occupiers. He marched on the city, but after assessing the defenses and his own forces, he retreated to await reinforcements. Any priesthood leader, father, or husband, should seek to follow the directions of the prophet, but he should also listen carefully to the Spirit and use the gifts and talents given to him by the Lord to do what is right in the confines of the direction given.

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