Return to me, and I will return to you.—Malachi 3:7.
God made two wonderful promises to believers. First, they will be mine indicates a special relationship to God—part of his spiritual family (John 1:12). Followers of the true God are precious to him, like treasures of gold and silver (Exod. 19:5; 1 Chr. 29:3; Eccl. 2:8). Believers should never feel unloved or insignificant. Second, God would spare them from the wrath to come (4:1).