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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. I hope you are having a great one.
Did you know the real Saint Patrick did not drive the snakes out of Ireland. Fact Patrick was a missionary, who was transformed by God.
I am Billy David Dickson with a thought on the Bible.
Yes, Patrick did amazing things for God. Did you know to be a saint you don’t have to do anything special, or does a priest have to declare you a saint. There is only one who can make you a saint ,and that is the Lord Jesus himself. John 1:12 reads. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
You and I become a child of God not by doing good works. It is not based on what we do, or don’t do.The Bible teaches we get a relationship with God, by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
So the meat of the matter is a saint, or child of God is somebody..
Who has realized their own sinfulness before a Holy God.
They are willing to turn away from sin, and change their mind about sin. That is called repentance.
They know they can not become a Saint through good works, but they need to receive Jesus as their Savior, and Lord.
So you can become a saint, like Saint Patrick though you may not have a day named after you. You will have the only thing you truly need, which is a relationship with God. That is a thought on the Bible.
Until next time,
I’m Billy David Dickson
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