Then 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.
(Malachi 3:16 NIV)
Imagine God having a record book where your notable deeds are stored immediately for future reference. This is the picture I get when I read Malachi 3:16. When most people were complaining against God, there were those who chose to trust Him and encourage each other. So God heard them and made note of it. “On the day when I act,” says the LORD Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him” (Malachi 3:17). Earthly rulers also kept records of notable deeds. In Esther 6:1-3, we’re told that King Xerxes referred to his records one night and chose to honour and acknowledge Mordecai for saving his life. Whenever you do something to honour God, be encouraged knowing that He has made note of it and will reward you in due time.
God makes note of our notable deeds.