Matthew 13: 8, 23 “Other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear. The seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
Lydia is a biblical example of seed falling on good soil. In Acts 16:13-15, Paul and his companions go out on the Sabbath to find a place of prayer. They speak to the women who had gathered there, including Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth who was listening. Lydia is a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. She is so inspired that Lydia and the members of her household were baptized; she even invites Paul and his companions to her home
In verse 40, Lydia and her household continue to serve God when Paul and Silas come out of the prison, they go to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them.
The seed planted in Lydia produced a crop, yielding more than what was sown.
Share how Lydia’s testimony has impacted yours? How does she inspire you?
Lord Jesus thank you for planting the seed in Lydia, for opening her heart and giving her the courage open her home to share the Good News with everyone she loves. You are amazing! Lord, open my heart, open my home, open my wallet. I want to be good seed! Amen!