06/24/19 – Acts 15:36-16:15; Psalm 142:1-7; Proverbs 17:24-25
Acts 16: 14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. 15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.
We are now following Paul on his second missionary journey (see link to a map shown below.)
I hope you note where he is evangelizing — all “Gentile” areas. And in today’s reading we, again, see an example of another change in the relationship between Christian Jews and Gentile believers. Do you see where Paul, a former Pharisee, spent the evening? He is staying with a “Gentile” – an act that was unconscionable before the Lord united all believers.