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. 1701
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Rhome, TX
    “I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all of my fears”. Psalm 34:4 (NIV)

  2. 1702
    Julia Kocher says:

    Julia Kocher from Charlotte, NC
    “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
    2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

  3. 1703
    Patricia Clevenger says:

    Patricia Clevenger in Midland Texas

    Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.
    1 Thessalonians 5:19. NIV

  4. 1704
    Chimere Wise says:

    Chimere Sicklerville, New Jersey “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”
    Psalm 139:23 NLT

  5. 1705
    Barb says:

    Barb Wisconsin. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether
    Psalm 139:4 ESV

  6. 1706
    Susie Johnson says:

    Susie Johnson, Bloomington, IN “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  7. 1707
    Cecilia of Woodstock says:

    “That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  8. 1708
    Stephanie Solomon says:

    Stephanie, Morgantown, Wv.
    He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler. Psalm 91:4.(NKJV)

  9. 1709
    Amy S. says:

    Amy S. from St. Cloud, FL

    “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.”

    Isaiah 26:3(NIV)

  10. 1710
    Amy Libdan says:

    Amy Libdan, Gettysburg, PA ” Do not let your hearts be troubled, Trust in God, trust also in me.” John 14:1 NIV

  11. 1711
    Heather Terhune says:

    Heather, Tallahassee, FL Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. James 2:15

  12. 1712
    Jennifer Jones says:

    Jennifer Jones from Huntington Beach, Ca

    “”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)

  13. 1713
    Kelley says:

    Kelley, Houston, Tx
    to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19 (esv)

  14. 1714
    Kerri says:

    Kerri, Kansas City, MO

    Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?
    James 2:5 NLT

  15. 1715
    Molly Norwood says:

    Molly Norwood, Longview, Texas
    And so Lord where do I put my hope? I put my hope in you. Psalms 39:7 (NLT)

  16. 1716
    Robyn Hooper says:

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV

  17. 1717
    Veronica Lee says:

    Veronica- Nashville, tn
    For I am convinced that neither life nor death, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth,nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

  18. 1718
    Breanna Dennis says:

    Breanna Dennis Pittsburgh PA
    Psalms 139:4
    “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.” ESV

  19. 1719
    Julie says:

    Ronans 8:4

    He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

  20. 1720
    Paige says:

    Paige from Houston, TX – “Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.”
    Proverbs 29:11 (NLT)

  21. 1721
    Julie Ratcliff says:

    Julie, Texarkana, TX, ““Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  22. 1722
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn from Alton, IA “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths” Psalm 25:4 NIV

  23. 1723
    Lori Ledoux says:

    Beaumont, Texas

    Even before a word is on my tongue,
    LORD, you know it all.

    Psalm 139:4 NAB

  24. 1724
    Teresa says:

    Teresa from San Antonio, Tx. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 NIV

  25. 1725
    Annie says:

    Annie, Alabama

    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
    John 15:4, ESV

  26. 1726
    TAMI JARRELL says:

    Tami, Louisiana

    “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19) NIV

  27. 1727
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Parkville, Missouri

    “What good is it for man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul.”

    Mark 8:36 (NIV)

  28. 1728
    dawn rowden says:

    Dawn, Astoria OR, Don’t consider yourself to be wise;
    fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
    8 This will be healing for your body[a]
    and strengthening for your bones.Proverbs 3:7-8 HCSB

  29. 1729
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from Brigham City, UT

    “I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

    Psalm 40:8 ESV

  30. 1730
    Rona Howard says:

    Rona Howard, Fort Worth, TX
    Ezekiel 36:26 New Living Translation (NLT)
    And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.

  31. 1731
    Joan says:

    Joan, Mansfield, Ohio.
    You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. Psalms 91:5,6

  32. 1732

    Pamela, Cumming, GA

    But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
    the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NIV

  33. 1733
    Ginny Hughes says:

    Ginny from Kenosha, WI: “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:4

  34. 1734
    Christi says:

    Psalm 90:17 NIV
    May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us. Establish the work of our hands for us-yes establish the work of our hands.

  35. 1735
    Katie says:

    “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid. Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.” Proverbs 3:24 KJV

  36. 1736
    Veronica Sheffield says:

    Veronica Sheffield Jefferson OR
    So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4‬:‭18‬ NLT)

  37. 1737
    Joanna says:

    Joanna Harris from Sanford, FL.
    “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what he has done from beginning to end.” -Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV

  38. 1738
    Kelly Gough says:

    Continuing to be Committed!!

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

  39. 1739
    Ann-Marie West says:

    Ann-Marie from Jacksonville, FL

    “Call to me and I will tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

  40. 1740
    Alichar Smith says:

    Alichar Smith

    “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the ear, so are My ways high than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

    Isa 55:8-9 NKJV

  41. 1741
    Judy Pauley says:

    Judy Pauley, Norfolk, Va.
    You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!
    Isiah 26:3 NLT

  42. 1742
    Karen says:

    Loris, SC
    I will keep my eyes on the Lord, with Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
    Ps 16:8 NIV

  43. 1743
    Ann-Marie West says:

    Ann-Marie from Jacksonville, FL

    “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (NIV)

  44. 1744
    Ann-Marie West says:

    Ann-Marie from Jacksonville, FL

    “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

  45. 1745
    Becky Brown says:

    Becky from Vicksburg, MS

    While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light. John 12:36 NAS.

  46. 1746
    Kim Curtis says:

    Kim Curtis from Tulsa, OK
    “He redeems my life from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies” Psalm 103:4 NLT

  47. 1747
    Kim says:

    Kim Laurel Mississippi
    I always thank God when I pray for you, Philemon. Because I keep hearing of your trust in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people. Philemon 1:4-5 NLT

  48. 1748
    Kris Braun says:

    Kris Braun, Shakopee, MN
    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23 NIV

  49. 1749
    Nikki says:

    Nikki Harrison from Franklin, Tennessee: ” For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 ESV

  50. 1750
    Nanette Tisdale says:

    Nanette Tisdale from Fredericksburg, TX; “who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,” Psalm 103:4 NIV

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