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. 1801
    Wendy Jaillett says:

    Cumming, GA
    “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” – Isaiah 41;13

  2. 1802
    Maria says:

    Deut 4:39 (NIV)

    Acknowledge and take heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.

  3. 1803
    Kim says:

    Kim, Holly Springs NC
    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” NIV

  4. 1804
    Joan says:

    Joan from Baytown, Texas

    Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.

    Psalm 37:5 NKJV

  5. 1805

    Shannon from Asheville, NC. “…to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” 1 Peter 1:4

  6. 1806
    Janet Baker says:

    Janet Baker from Waterloo, Ontario “Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:3

  7. 1807
    Tess Womack says:

    Taylorsville, GA

    2 Timothy 1:8-9 ESV
    Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

  8. 1808
    Meagan D Boone says:

    Meagan Boone, Palmyra,IN “who forgives all your iniquity,who heals all of your diseases,” Psalm 103:3 ESV

  9. 1809
    Kelsi says:

    Kelsi from Altoona, WI

    For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

    2 Corinthians 12: 10 ESV

  10. 1810
    Joy says:

    Joy from Iowa~ James 3:9 & 10- With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the image of God. Out of the mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren (siestas ;)), these things ought not be so.

  11. 1811
    Kimberly Walker says:

    Kimberly Walker
    Summerville, SC
    “Fathers don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 HCSB

  12. 1812
    Katrina Gagner says:

    Katrina from Wichita Falls, Tx

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given him. James 1:5 (ESV)

  13. 1813
    Heidi says:

    San Antonio, TX
    “The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  14. 1814
    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Grovetown, GA: “And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.” Colossians 3:4 (NLT)

  15. 1815
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Valdosta, GA.

    “Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it”

    Proverbs 4:23

  16. 1816
    Emily says:

    Emily from Danville, Va
    “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  17. 1817
    Vickie Redmon says:

    Vickie Gainesville, TX

    He revealed His character to Moses and His deeds to the people of Israel.

    Psalms 103:7 NLT

  18. 1818
    Becky Wilk says:

    Becky Wilks from Columbia, Mississippi. Psalms 46:4 (NKJV) “There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.”

  19. 1819
    Diane Pagan says:

    Make me know your ways, Adonai, teach me your paths. Psalms 25:4 (CJB)

  20. 1820
    Sherry Page says:

    Sherry Page
    Elizabeth, CO.
    Psalms 32:5. NIV
    Then I acknowledge my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, will confess my transgressions to the LORD” Z and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

  21. 1821
    Amy McCune says:

    Romans 8:7-8 (ESV)
    For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

  22. 1822
    Whitney says:

    For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11

    Norris City, IL

  23. 1823
    Deana says:

    For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters and that spreadeth out her roots by the river and shall not see when heat cometh but her leaf shall be green and shall not be careful in the year of drought neither shall cease from Yeilding fruit. Jeremiah 17:8 KJV

  24. 1824
    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty Pierce
    Searcy AR
    Psalms 46:1 NIV

    God is our refuge and strength,an ever-present help in trouble

    For Trent’s family

  25. 1825
    Twila Baker says:

    Twila Baker- Fayetteville, Ga.
    Psalm 139-4 HCSB. Before a word is on my tongue you know all about it Lord.

  26. 1826
    Tina says:

    Tina from Enterprise, OR
    “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever!'” Revelations 11:15 NKJV

  27. 1827
    Michelle Mason says:

    Michelle Mason from Lehigh Acre,FL “I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  28. 1828
    Mary Gray says:

    Mary Gray, Fieldale, VA,
    “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” Philippians 3:12. NIV

  29. 1829
    Gail - Olathe, KS says:

    “But blessed is the one who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV

  30. 1830
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Crossville, TN

    “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, Who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NLT

  31. 1831
    Sheryl Coley says:

    Sheryl from Rocky Mount,NC “Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him and He will help you.” Psalm 37:5 NLT

  32. 1832
    Valarie Arington says:

    Valarie from Cincinnati- Ps. 54:7 ESV “For He has delivered me from every trouble and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.”

  33. 1833
    Rosa says:

    Rosa, Sulphur Springs, TX Isaiah 61:3,NLT “To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be great oaks that the Lord has planted for His own glory.”

  34. 1834
    Jonay Casares says:

    6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV)

  35. 1835
    Sara McPeek says:

    Sara McPeek, Decatur, TX
    Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV)

  36. 1836
    Sara says:

    Sara from Iowa: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance

    Ecclesiastes 3:4

  37. 1837
    Marissa Sanchez says:

    2 Timothy 2:23-24 NKJV
    “But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the lLord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient”

    Marissa Sanchez
    Albuquerque, NM

  38. 1838
    Faith Tausch says:

    Faith from Helotes, TX
    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  39. 1839
    Delanie says:

    Delanie Trusty from Hillsboro, MO “As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one” Romans 3:10 KJV

  40. 1840
    J Winn says:

    Joanna Winn- may have the power, together with all the Lord’s people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Ephesians 3:18 NIV

  41. 1841
    Miriam says:

    Miriam, Tallmadge, Ohio
    Psalm 45:4
    “And in Your majesty ride on victoriously. For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness. Let Your right hand teach Your awesome things.”

  42. 1842
    Emma Hale says:

    Emma from Houston, TX
    “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”
    Psalm 91:4 NIV

  43. 1843
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Irvine, CA: “The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.” Psalm 1:4 (ESV)

  44. 1844
    Rebecca Smith says:

    Becky, Yorba Linda CA. To obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you… I Peter 1:4. NAS

  45. 1845
    Kim Walters says:

    Kim from Arvada CO
    He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put there trust in Him. Psalm 40:3

  46. 1846
    Deborah says:

    Deborah ~ Sawyer, KS

    She said, Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters. She went into the field and has worked steadily from morning till now except for a short rest in the shelter.

    Ruth 2:7 NIV

  47. 1847
    Jessica booth says:

    Jessica Booth Leavenworth, IN
    Show me Your ways,O LORD, teach me Your paths;
    Psalms 25:4 NIV

    Brylee Booth Leavenworth, IN
    I am blessed when I stay on course, walking steadly on the road revealed by GOD.
    Psalms 119:1 The Message

  48. 1848
    Karen says:

    Romans 8:31 (NKJV)
    [31] What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

  49. 1849
    Beth Collins, San Augustine TX says:

    “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  50. 1850
    Amy Guth says:

    Amy Guth from Canton, MS

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

    Psalm 27:14 ESV

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