SSMT 2017: Verse 4!




OK, my beloveds! It’s time for verse 4! Since I’m whittling my way through the one-chapter Book of Philemon and the individual verses don’t stand alone as well, I’ve been giving you an alternative verse as an option for those looking for ideas. This one, however, is so good that it serves perfectly. By all means, share it if you like!

Beth Moore from Houston, Texas: I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,” Philemon 4 ESV

You are a tremendous joy to me and, just in case you don’t feel like this to a whole lot of people: you a very, VERY big deal to all 14 of us at LPM.

With much affection,



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  1. 1401
    Susanna says:

    Susanna – Ross, CA

    Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act,

    Psalm 37:5 HCSB

  2. 1402
    Denise Hoft says:

    Columbia, SC
    Psalm 25:4 NIV
    Show me yours, O Lord,
    teach me your paths:

  3. 1403
    Debbie Fuller says:

    Debbie Fuller from Acworth, Georgia: “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32 NIV

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    Tammie Wright says:

    Tammie Wright, Ocala, FL
    In the same way, you wives should yield to your husbands. Then, if some husbands do not obey God’s teaching, they will be persuaded to believe without anyone’s saying a word to them. They will be persuaded by the way their wives live. Your husbands will see the pure lives you live with your respect for God.
    I Peter 3:1-2 NIV

  5. 1405
    Glenda says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your Heart and he will
    Direct your path. Proverbs 3:5

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    Ann Steiner says:

    Ann from Odessa, Fl
    Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.
    2Ti 1:14 NASB

  7. 1407
    Eleanor Moskovitz says:

    Memphis, TN

    II Timothy 1:4-5 (ESV)
    As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

  8. 1408
    Judy says:

    Judy Madison from Beaumont, California

    I sought the Lord and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

    Psalm 34:4 NASB

  9. 1409
    Terri says:

    Terri from Mechanicsville, Virginia

    We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 (NIV)

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    Mary Cavalier says:

    Mary Cavalier, Old River-Winfree, TX

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.
    Proverbs 31:25 NASB

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    Sarah says:

    Sarah from Sonora, CA
    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13

  12. 1412
    Renée says:

    Renée, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Heb 12:1-2 NIV

  13. 1413
    Annette Nelson says:

    Annette Nelson from Escondido, Ca Philippians 1:3 Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.

  14. 1414
    Jill says:

    The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.(ESV)

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    Debbie Stovall says:

    Debbie Stovall, Gardendale, AL, “Praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”

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    Rebecca Murphy says:

    Rebecca- eagle point, OR
    “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience” Colossians 3:12 ESV

  17. 1417
    Devi says:

    Devi, Singapore

    The tongue has power over life and death; those who indulge it must eat its fruit.
    Proverbs 18:21 CJB

  18. 1418
    Erin Smith says:

    Erin Smith, Everett, WA. James 1:5-6 NIV “If any of you lacks wisdom , he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

  19. 1419
    Debbie Stovall says:

    Debbie Stovall, Gardendale, AL, “Praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3

  20. 1420
    Sarah Schoolcraft says:

    Sarah Schoolcraft in Kingwood, TX “No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.” 2 Timothy 2:4 NIV

  21. 1421
    Beth Holcomb says:

    Beth H from Anderson,In :”Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. ” 2 Corinthians 4:2 NIV

  22. 1422
    Sandi Bradford says:

    Sandi from Williams Bay, Wisconsin In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks being to him. Psalm 95:4 NIV

  23. 1423
    Stacey DeYoung says:

    Stacey Deyoung- Morocco,In.
    Psalm 91:1 (msg) You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!”

  24. 1424
    Diane says:

    Diane, Wichita, KS
    “Behold, he who keeps Isreal will neither slumber nor sleep.” psalm 121:4 ESV

  25. 1425
    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Mary Ellen in Laurel, MT:
    “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight…” Eph.1:4 NIV

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    anita ward says:

    Anita, Wilmington, NC

    Proverbs 13:3 (NLT)

    “Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.”

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    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN

    Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose.

    Proverbs 18:21 MSG

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    Nancy Borrett says:

    Nancy-Yonges Island,SC

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV

  29. 1429
    Tonya Hardy says:

    Tonya Hardy Istanbul, Turkey
    “For in the day of trouble, he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 37:5 NIV

  30. 1430
    Anna Beth says:

    Anna Beth from Tupelo, Ms.
    But he said to me “My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in your weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  31. 1431
    Debra Walker says:

    Debra, Fresno Ca
    I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. Ps 63:4

  32. 1432
    Hannah Styles says:

    Hannah Styles, Cumming, GA:
    “but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:10-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  33. 1433
    LaDonna says:

    LaDonna, Waxahachie TX Matthew 6:33 NLT “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

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    Jessica Lance says:

    Jessica Lance, Shelby, NC.
    Revelation 7:15 ESV
    “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him Day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.”

  35. 1435
    Ashley Arnold says:

    Ashley Arnold from Bryant, AR
    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭33‬ NIV)

  36. 1436
    Jamie Williams says:

    I sought the Lord and He answered me : He delivered me from all my fears
    Psalm 35:4

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    Lori says:

    Lori, Toledo

    2 Tim 1:8 HCSB “8 So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me His prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.”

  38. 1438
    Pati says:

    Pati from Macomb, MI
    Psalm 27:11 (NLT)
    Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me.

  39. 1439
    Sherri Martinez says:

    Sherri Martinez from Philadelphia, TN

    The fig tree is forming its first figs and the blossoming vines give out their fragrance.
    Come then, my beloved, my lovely one, come.

    Song of Solomon 2:13, New Jerusalem Bible

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    Tricia Reid says:

    Tricia Reid of Oakville, Ontario: “For the son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. “Luke 19:10 KJV

  41. 1441
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- 7 Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8 For you, O Lord , have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. Psalm 116:7-8 (NIV84)

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    Jill Langella says:

    Jill Langella from Atlanta, GA “and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God ” Ephesians 3:19 NIV

  43. 1443
    Stephanie Jo says:

    Stephanie Jo
    Crane OR

    For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
    1 Corinthians 4:20

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    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    Chyrll, Memphis,Tennessee.
    “He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;” Acts‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NASB‬‬

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    Stephanie Young says:

    Stephanie Young , The Woodlands, TX
    “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)

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    Linda Rosenkoetter says:

    Ashland, OH. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You for he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4, ESV

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    Christine says:

    Christine Jackman from Denham Springs, LA

    Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
    Psalm 97:10 NIV

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    Kelley Guza says:

    Kelley from Bad Axe, MI
    “Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine, by the power at work within us,” Eph 3:20 NAB

  49. 1449
    Marge Turner says:

    Marge-Chili, WI-
    Psalm 16:3
    As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.

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    Marji Miller says:

    I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers. Philemon 4

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