Lydia – Seeker
Lydia’s Story: Acts 16:11–15
In the Word
One who heard us was a woman named Lydia … who was a worshiper of God. Acts 16:14
Of the Word
Lydia was a prosperous businesswoman who sold purple cloth in the busy seaport of Philippi. Her business catered to society’s privileged. Being a Gentile convert to Judaism, Lydia apparently sought more from life than a career and associating with the rich. Upon hearing Paul’s preaching The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. … she and her household were baptized … (Acts 16:14b, 15a NRSV).
Lydia stands as a role model for today’s busy woman. She ran a business and a home but she also sought out God and His teachings. Through her example God’s Word came to her whole household. She showed her faith was real when she opened her home to Paul and his companions. What a blessing it must have been for this seeker to be able to dialog with these men about her Lord Jesus!
“And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you” (Luke 12:29, 31).
Walking with my Lord
Almighty God, kindle a desire within me to seek Your will above all else in my life. In Jesus’ loving name. Amen.