And Samuel said unto the people,
Fear not: ye have done all this
wickedness: yet turn not aside
from following the LORD, but serve
the LORD with all your heart;
And turn ye not aside: for then
should ye go after vain things,
which cannot profit nor deliver;
for they are vain.
For the LORD will not forsake his
people for his great name’s sake:
because it hath pleased the LORD
to make you his people.
1 Samuel 12:20-22