Exalting the Name of Jesus

Woman of the Bible: Lydia

Posted by Linda Johnson on Monday, July 29, 2019

We meet her in verse 14 of Acts 16, And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purpose, of the city of Thyatira,…

It’s interesting that the bible records Lydia personally by name verses introducing her as just a woman.  Lydia heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ out of the mouth of Paul the Apostle and the Bible says that “God opened her heart to “hear and receive” the gospel Paul preached.  She believed and she was baptized, along with her household afterward.

Lydia was a business woman of means and wealth who held a trade, a “seller of purple cloth.”  She wasn’t destitute, dying, broken, disgusted, abused, or sick.  She was receptive of the message from a place of life’s comforts Truth is everybody needs the Lord. And it starts with hearing and then receiving the message and call of Jesus Christ just like Lydia, right where you’re at.

The Bible declares For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Because of her reception Lydia’s life became all the more richer!

Bible References

-Acts 16

-Romans 10

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