The People of God
Malachi 3:16-18 (NIV)
16Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.
17“They will be mine,” says the Lord Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. 18And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
II. God Hears Those Who Fear Him: The Conversation
a. The Discussion
b. The Hearing
III. God Remembers Those Who Honor Him: The Names
a. They Honor The Name of the Lord
b. The Lord Records Their Names
IV. God Gathers Those Who Belong To Him: The Treasure
a. The Treasure Possession
b. The Compassionate Owner
V. God Distinguishes Those Who Serve Him: The Difference
a. The Righteous Who Do
b. The Wicked Who Do Not