King Lamoni’s father appears to have understood things of the Spirit better than King Lamoni did. When Ammon asked King Lamoni if he believed in God, King Lamoni didn't even understand the question (Alma 18:24-25). But when Aaron asked King Lamoni’s father the same question, he was able to equate the concept of God with his subjects’ belief in a “Great Spirit.” So, why wasn't King Lamoni able to make the same connection? Was he not taught by his father? Let us not rely on others to teach our families eternal truths. Let us accept that responsibility ourselves.