Malachi 3:16-17 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name. "They will be my people," says the Lord of Heaven''''s Armies. "On the day when I act in judgment, they will be my own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient child."