How Great Things the Lord Had Done – Ether 6:30, Ether 7:27

30 And it came to pass that Orihah did walk humbly before the Lord, and did remember how great things the Lord had done for his father, and also taught his people how great things the Lord had done for their fathers.
(Ether 6:30)

27 And there were no more wars in the days of Shule; and he remembered the great things that the Lord had done for his fathers in bringing them across the great deep into the promised land; wherefore he did execute judgment in righteousness all his days.
(Ether 7:27)

As Moroni relates the early history of the Jaredite civilization, he highlights an important characteristic of their righteous kings. Unlike the wicked ones who were obsessed with power and apparently oblivious to their people’s history, Orihah and Shule both ruled wisely and effectively because they remembered the blessings their ancestors had received from the Lord. That memory of blessings received kept them humble and gave them perspective as they made decisions affecting their people.

Today, I will remember the blessings my ancestors have received from the Lord. I will express gratitude to the Lord for the kindness He has shown to prior generations, and I will make decisions with an awareness of the blessings which I have inherited from them.

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