celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Bible!

The Valentine countdown had me thinking of how I could incorporate the Bible into the next holiday, (or some would say “just a day to wear green”), Saint Patrick’s Day.  Our kids will be seeing leprechauns, rainbows, and pots of gold all around stores, school, etc., so I say, might as well celebrate it!  I came up with the idea of finding 17 Bible verses that have to do with “gold.”  My plan is to make a giant rainbow on the wall (probably with the Super Wikki Stix the girls got for Christmas), and then print each Bible verse below on a circle of gold paper (to look like a gold coin).  Starting March 1st, the girls will take turns each day til March 17th finding one “gold coin Bible verse” in the house, (I plan to have a gold wrapped chocolate candy attached to each verse that they get to eat when they find it!)  When they find it, we will discuss the verse, and then tape it at “the end of the rainbow”!  Who knows, we may even have a leprechaun or two watching!  They need Jesus too!  😉

example of one of our gold coins

Bible verses: (fyi Psalm 45:13-15 and 1 Tim. 2:9-10 are “girl verses”)

Exodus 20:23 You shall not make gods of silver to be with me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold.

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.

Job 31:24, 28 If I have made gold my trust or called fine gold my confidence, 28 this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges, for I would have been false to God above.

Psalm 19:9-10  the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.  [10] More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold;

Psalm 45:13-15  All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.  14 In many-colored robes she is led to the king,
with her virgin companions following behind her.  15With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.

Psalm 105:37   Then he brought out Israel with silver and gold, and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.  (see Exodus 12:31-42)

Psalm 119:72  The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:127  Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.

Proverbs 3:14  For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.

Proverbs 8:19 My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold, my wages better than sterling silver!

Proverbs 16:16  How much better to get wisdom than gold!

Proverbs 22:1  Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.

Haggai 2:8  The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 2:11  And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

1 Tim. 2:9-10  likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, [10] but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

1 Peter 1:7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 21:18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, clear as glass. (speaking of heaven)
Here is a picture of my rainbow and pot of gold I made using Wiki Stix.  And the gold coins that we taped up every day from March 1st-17th.

wearing their green!

6 Responses to “celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Bible!”

  1. 1 jvanvleet
    February 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    what about that verse that mentions leprechauns in Hallucinations 3:17? 🙂 This is so clever Julie, I am always so inspired with your fun family devotional ideas!!! Do you mind if I copy?

  2. February 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

    LOVE this idea! so creative! of course tanner is a little young this year, but i might just have to borrow the idea when he’s a little bit bigger!

  3. February 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    LOVE it and I’m totally stealing it 🙂

  4. February 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Family Time Training Facebook page… I’m excited to see how it turns out and would love to try it with our family too!

  5. 5 Holly
    February 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I’m so excited to try this! What a great idea!

  6. 6 Melissa
    February 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    This is an awesome idea and great job organizing it and sharing it. May I borrow it to share with our MOPS and mother’s fellowship group? Thanks!

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