I Have Given You the Names of Our First Parents – Helaman 5:6-7

6 Behold, my sons, I desire that ye should remember to keep the commandments of God; and I would that ye should declare unto the people these words. Behold, I have given unto you the names of our first parents who came out of the land of Jerusalem; and this I have done that when you remember your names ye may remember them; and when ye remember them ye may remember their works; and when ye remember their works ye may know how that it is said, and also written, that they were good.
7 Therefore, my sons, I would that ye should do that which is good, that it may be said of you, and also written, even as it has been said and written of them.
Helaman named his sons after two of their ancestors. As he reminded them in these verses, it was his hope that they would follow the examples of the original Nephi and Lehi and do good works.
This week, I will follow Helaman’s example. I will teach my children about their righteous ancestors, believing that if they feel a connection to those ancestors, then they will also feel a desire to emulate them.
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