1 But behold, there shall be many—at that day when I shall proceed to do a marvelous work among them, that I may remember my covenants which I have made unto the children of men, that I may set my hand again the second time to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel;
2 And also, that I may remember the promises which I have made unto thee, Nephi, and also unto thy father, that I would remember your seed; and that the words of your seed should proceed forth out of my mouth unto your seed; and my words shall hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, for a standard unto my people, which are of the house of Israel;
The “marvelous work” spoken of in the passage above is the restoration of the gospel, including the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. Why did the Lord do these miraculous things? To fulfill covenants He had made many centuries earlier with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other prophets. As the Lord indicates in the verses above, He also made promises to Nephi concerning his descendants, and the Book of Mormon fulfills some of those promises as well.
I am grateful for a Heavenly Father who keeps His promises reliably. Today, I will seek to emulate Him more fully by reliably fulfilling the promises I have made to others and to Him.