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!

5 Responses to “celebrate St. Patricks Day with the Bible”

  1. 1 Nicole
    February 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    what a fantastic way to share the Word!!! great idea 😀

  2. 2 Martha Carlson
    March 16, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I’m a K teacher at a Christian school and I struggle with various holidays. This is a fantastic way to use the secular symbols to represent the blessings from our Father! i.e. rainbows and gold minus the leprechauns! We are making a handprint rainbow with a pot of gold filled with the scripture verses you sited. Thank you!! Blessings!

  3. 3 Monica
    March 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    How fun to find your blog while planning my three-year old’s Tangled birthday party at the end of the February. Even better to come back to your site and plan activities for the children of my small group at church for St. Patricks’s Day. I will be coming back to use many of your ideas. THanks for posting!

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