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Women of the Bible: Lydia (Part One)

August 23, 2010

When I was a student at The Master’s College in the Home Economic Program, the first class we took was Orientation to Home Economics.

In that class we did thorough character analysis of many of the women in the Bible, and Lydia was one of those women.

Besides using the Bible, we used a book called Legacy of Faith, written by Lydia Brownback,

and she used the book to draw similarities from women of Bible times to women of today.


Lydia had many Godly Qualities that should be emulated by women today.

She was:

1. A Worshiper of God

Acts 16:14

“A women named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, “

In this passage we see that Paul was talking to the women that had assembled in this place, and as he spoke,

“…the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.”

The heart that responds has been prepared by the Lord for salvation and the faith is a gift of God (Eph. 2:8-9),

and not anything that we can choose for ourselves.

(Ephesians. 1:4; John 6:65, Colossians 3:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:13)

John MacArthur states,

“One of Scripture’s clearest statements on the sovereignty of God is that

God chooses man for salvation,

not the opposite,

for faith itself is a gift from God.”

(The MacArthur Study Bible, Acts 13:48 study notes)

To be continued….

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tan permalink
    August 23, 2010 11:49 am

    This is lovely, Carli. Thank you for sharing. Praying you have a wonderfully blessed day. 🙂

  2. Mom permalink
    August 23, 2010 12:24 pm

    May we be praying for many hearts to be prepared and may we, as the beloved, be the light in a dark place – that many may ask us what is the hope that is with us. I love you my dear daughter.. MOM

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