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. 1751
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Olive Branch, MS

    Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (KJV)

  2. 1752
    Sherry Lee says:

    This is what the Sovereign Lord , the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
    Isaiah 30:15 NIV

  3. 1753
    Janice MacNealy says:

    “Because she loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue her; I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name.”

    Psalms 91:14 (NIV)

    For the Modern Day Ruth!

  4. 1754
    Michelle says:

    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumer, for his com passions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lame stations 3:22-23 (NIV)

  5. 1755
    Chris says:

    Canton, NC

    Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
    they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

    Psalm 25:3

  6. 1756
    Christine says:

    Christine – Spring Hill, TN:

    Once you were not a people, BUT NOW you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, BUT NOW you have received mercy. (1 Peter 2:10 NIV)

  7. 1757
    Heather says:

    Heather from Cypress, Texas
    …not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:4

  8. 1758
    Cathy Griffis says:

    Hi all SSMT folks! Thank you Beth for Philemon 4. I thank my God on the bus to work each day, and I am thankful for his grace. Amen!

    Portland, OR
    By faith, Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not e found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
    Heb 11:5 NIV

  9. 1759
    Kay Soderstrom says:

    Kay Soderstrom from Midland, Tx.
    “Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.”

    I Peter 4:9 (NLT)

  10. 1760
    Mary Ann says:

    Mary Ann from Lubbock, Texas

    Therefore it says,

    “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
    and he gave gifts to men.”(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?

    Ephesians 4:8-9 ESV

  11. 1761
    Margie Rodriguez says:

    Margie Rodriguez, San Angelo, Texas
    John 1:4 NIV In Him was life and that life was the light of men

  12. 1762
    Abby says:

    Abby, Denver, CO (both verses for February)
    Revelation 21:4-5 AMP C

    4God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
    5 And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).

  13. 1763
    Kathy Baird says:

    Kathy from Denver, Colorado. “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 NIV

  14. 1764
    Stacy Featherston says:

    Stacy Featherston from Searcy, AR

    “Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.” Psalm 25:4 NLT

  15. 1765
    Kailah says:

    Kailah from Cambridge, MA: “So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.” -2 Cor 4:16-18 MSG

  16. 1766
    Margot Martinez says:

    Margot from Round Rock, TX
    “Send out your light and your truth;
    let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!” Psalm 43:3 (ESV)

  17. 1767
    Madison Stutzman says:

    Madison from Birmingham, AL

    “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”

    Psalms 27:14 ESV

  18. 1768
    Tanya McCaw says:

    Tanya from Birmingham, AL

    “Because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”

    Romans 10:9 ESV

  19. 1769
    Glenda Durano says:

    Glenda Durano, Albuquerque, NM

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
    —Psalm 32:8 NASB

  20. 1770
    Pam Jackson says:

    Pam Jackson from Blue Springs, MO: “Him we proclaim warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” Colossians 1:28 ESV

  21. 1771
    Amy says:

    Amy, Arlington, VA “He will cover you with His pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness is a shield and buckle.” Psalm 91:4 ESV

  22. 1772
    Lydia Frank says:

    Lydia from Middletown, OH

    “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 (NKJV)

  23. 1773
    Sarah McMullen says:

    ““Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:1-2‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  24. 1774
    Julie Copp says:

    Julie, Gresham, OR

    “Then the Lord did exactly what He had promised.” Genesis 21:1 (NLT)

  25. 1775
    Rebekah Reed says:

    Rebekah Reed from Green Bay, WI: “He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.” (Psalm 24:4, NKJV)

  26. 1776
    Linda O'Neill says:

    Linda O’Neill from Elk Grove, CA
    “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NIV

  27. 1777
    Megan Allen says:

    Megan Allen, Noblesville
    “Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  28. 1778
    Michelle Stockberger says:

    Michelle from Angola, IN

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  29. 1779
    Susan Canham says:

    Susan Canham, Bismarck ND

    Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. – Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NKJV

  30. 1780
    Stacey Whitaker says:

    Stacey Whitaker Greenbrier, Ar
    What, then, should we say in response to these things? If God is for us who can be against us? Romans 8:31

  31. 1781
    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Corpus Christi, TX:
    “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.”
    Matthew 5:8 NAB

  32. 1782
    Connie says:

    Connie from Stromsburg, Nebraska
    I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers.
    Philemon 4 ESV

  33. 1783

    Linda from New Paris, Ohio.
    “Though I speak, my grief is not relieved;And if I remain silent,how am I eased? Job 16:6 NKJ

  34. 1784
    Imelda Hunt says:

    Imelda Hunt, Toledo,OH.

    I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
    I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.
    Gensis 12:2 (NIV)

  35. 1785
    Liz Scherer says:

    Liz Scherer
    Fort Worth, TX
    “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  36. 1786
    Rebecca Penfield says:

    Rebecca, Many, LA, “She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.” Proverbs 31:13 NIV

  37. 1787
    Denise says:

    Denise from Mount Gilead, OH

    “Show me your ways, Lord,teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)

  38. 1788
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina Esther May and Janie, Wenatchee WA
    “Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.”
    II Timothy 1:4 NIV

  39. 1789
    Mandy Korey says:

    Mandy Korey from Lexington, SC

    Ephesians 3:18 (and a bit of 17) NIV

    “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”

  40. 1790
    Ruth Moore says:

    Ruth Moore Winston Salem, NC
    “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭1:4-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  41. 1791
    Kristina Howard says:

    Kristina Howard from Harker Heights, Tx
    Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint
    O LORD, heal me for my bones are in agony
    My soul is in anguish. How long, o LORD, how long?
    Psalm 6:2-3 NIV

  42. 1792
    Paula Newberg says:

    Paula from Vancouver WA “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and covetousness, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5 ESV

  43. 1793
    Rachel says:

    Rachel – Nashville, TN

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” -Philippians 4:6 (ESV)

  44. 1794
    Cam Moore says:

    Cam Moore, Albuquerque, NM “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Psalm 25:4 NIV

  45. 1795
    Shannon says:

    Shannon from Shelby, MT
    “If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 HCSB

  46. 1796
    Kim Dent says:

    Kim Dent from Rio Rancho, NM Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths. Psalm 25:4 NIV

  47. 1797
    Judy Osmond says:

    Judy from Mississauga, Ontario

    “Remember the sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh is the sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, ” Exodus 20:8-10a NIV.

  48. 1798
    Kristy says:

    Kristy Cheyenne WY, ” I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need.” Philippians 4:12 HCSB

  49. 1799
    Tina, Pilot Point, TX says:

    I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand.
    John 10:28 NIV

  50. 1800
    Sherri Huff says:

    Sherri Huff from Mechanicsville, VA
    “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,”
    Romans 12:4 NIV

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