I was thinking today about honoring the priesthood, and the song Nephi's Courage popped in my head. I thought it was interesting how the Lord's assignments for Nephi progressed. First, Nephi got the commandment to get the brass plates through his father. He proved submissive and faithful.
Next, Nephi received his own revelation about how to obtain food, but he showed that he honored his fathers priesthood authority by seeking his counsel and asking him to appeal to the Lord for their family.
Only then did he receive direct, prophetic revelation of his own when it came time to build the boat. Clearly the ability to honor the line of priesthood authority was an important qualification for the Lord.