The Spirit of Revelation and Also Prophecy – 3 Nephi 3:19

19 Now it was the custom among all the Nephites to appoint for their chief captains, (save it were in their times of wickedness) some one that had the spirit of revelation and also prophecy; therefore, this Gidgiddoni was a great prophet among them, as also was the chief judge.

People who serve in leadership roles have a significant influence on our lives and on our happiness, whether they be our managers at work, our ecclesiastical leaders, or our civic leaders. We are well advised to follow the Lord’s counsel and seek for leaders who are “honest,” “wise,” and “good.” (See D&C 98:10.) I think Mormon’s observation in the passage above is an admonition to us: we ought to follow the example of the Nephites and seek to uphold leaders who have “the spirit of revelation and also prophecy.” 
Today, I will remember the importance of supporting righteous leaders. I will remember that my own spiritual state is both reflected in and influenced by the kind of leaders I choose to follow.
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