Malachi 3:17…”On the day when I act, says the Lord Almighty, they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them.” The saints are God’s jewels; they are dear to him. He will preserve them as his jewels, when all else is burned up. Those who now know the Lord as their Master, will be preserved and protected by Him from His own wrath. It is our duty to serve God with the disposition of children; and he will not have his children trained up in idleness; they must do him service from a principle of love. God will be most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him (~ John Piper).