St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. It’s celebrated on the 17th of March each year. Nowadays it’s no longer only the Irish or people of Irish descent who will come together for a celebration. Saint Patrick’s Day is know in many parts of the world — for people wearing green, shamrocks, festivals and parades. Sadly it’s also known for heavily drinking and extreme marketing purposes.
Let’s dig a bit deeper…
Who was Saint Patrick of Ireland?
You can read all sorts of biographies about St. Patrick; however, keep in mind that there is no neutrality. People will always emphasize what they want you to know and hide from you what they do not want you to know. Therefore it’s best if we gain information about somebody through an original source. An autobiography would be the book to read about a person — and that is what The Confession of St. Patrick is. Let the person you want to know more about speak for himself.
Using St. Patrick as an example, I want you to know that too often our view of God gets distorted, too. Rather than praying to Him and studying the Bible we so often seek an easier way to find the answers. How many times does His Word get twisted and rephrased — until it fits what people think is best?
If you want to find out more about the LORD Jesus — Creator of the heavens and the earth, God Almighty — then pick up your Bible* and read it. In there He promises that you will find Him if you will seek Him with all your heart!
Read the Scriptures. Love the LORD your God. Obey His voice. Cling to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days. (Deuteronomy 30:20)
*You don’t have a Bible? If you’ll go to the King James Bible website you can either read it online or on your mobile or download the KJV from there. Or, if you prefer a “modern” translation, how about getting a free one to download (different versions available) onto your smartphone or tablet or computer? ESV.org is a place where you can read the ESV Bible online and/or download the app.
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