Acts 16:11-15, 40; 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 NLT


--------------------Acts 16:11-15, 40-------------------------------

11. We boarded a boat at Troas and sailed straight across to the island of Samothrace, and the next day we landed at Neapolis.

12. From there we reached Philippi, a major city of that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. And we stayed there several days.

13. On the Sabbath we went a little way outside the city to a riverbank, where we thought people would be meeting for prayer, and we sat down to speak with some women who had gathered there.

14. One of them was Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth, who worshiped God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying.

15. She and her household were baptized, and she asked us to be her guests. "If you agree that I am a true believer in the Lord," she said, "come and stay at my home." And she urged us until we agreed.

40. When Paul and Silas left the prison, they returned to the home of Lydia. There they met with the believers and encouraged them once more. Then they left town.

---------------------1 Corinthians 1:26-30-----------------------------

26. Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.

27. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.

28. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.

29. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

30. God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.