I am thankful for promises like this tucked away in scripture. At first glance, I thought this promise was strictly for the people of Jerusalem, but with further study I found out it was not only for them but for us!
It's amazing to think about God's Spirit never leaving us and the power of His word from generation to generation.
This morning I couldn't help but think of one of my sets of grandparents with whom I was just able to spend Christmas. As our family went around the room and shared what we were all grateful for this year, many expressed gratefulness in the fact that my grandparents love the Lord and taught us all to love the Lord by their example.
I know my grandparents have had this type of impact because they treasure their relationship with God and His word. I pray when I'm their age, I will be able to sit around at Christmas and looking at my family and be able to claim this precious promise, "His Spirit has not left me and His words are on the lips of my children's children." What a precious promise.