“All those who truly respected the Lord and honored His name started discussing [these] things, and when God saw what was happening, he had their names written in His book.  Then the Lord All-Powerful said, “You people are precious to me, and when I come to bring justice, I will protect you, just as parents protect an obedient child.  Then everyone will once again see the difference between those who obey me by doing right and those who reject me by doing wrong.” (Malachi 3:16-18 CEV)