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. 2251
    Kelli Schrock says:

    The two sons married Moabite women. One married a woman named Oprah, and the other a woman named Ruth. But about ten years later,

    Ruth 1:4 NLT

  2. 2252
    Josephine says:

    Josephine from Hondo, “We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:14 NASB)

  3. 2253
    marjorie davis says:

    Margie Davis, Beaverton, Oregon
    “If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. . ”
    John 15:7 NKJV

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    vickie kurtz says:

    Bless the Lord, oh my soul and forget
    not all his benefits:

    Psalm 103:2 KJV

  5. 2255
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ
    “and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.”
    Romans 1:4-6 ESV

  6. 2256
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington
    “Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” ISV

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    Sharon says:

    Forgot the address: Matthew 7:7 ISV

  8. 2258
    Allison Crook says:

    Allison Crook
    Albuquerque, NM

    Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers! I, even I, will sing to the Lord; I will praise the Lord, the God of Israel, in song.
    Judges 5:3 (NIV)

  9. 2259
    Yvonne Wheeler from Santee, CA says:

    “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.” Isaiah 32:17-18 NIV

  10. 2260
    Tawnya Johnson says:

    Tawnya Johnson from Junction City, OR “He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” Psalm 91:4 NLT

  11. 2261
    Elise says:

    The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. he will take great delight in you, He will quite you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  12. 2262
    Tara Milligan says:

    Tara Milligan, Stigler, OK. “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103:1-3 NIV

  13. 2263
    Paola Hernandez says:

    Paola Hernandez-Hoffmann St.Petersburg, Fl
    Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
    Proverbs 4:23 NLT

  14. 2264
    Missy McCoskey says:

    Laddnoia, MO Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose. NIV

  15. 2265
    Marie Skipper says:

    Marie Skipper from Granger, Tx
    ” 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.” James 1:5 NIV

  16. 2266
    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’ Pingel, Cape Girardeau, MO

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  17. 2267
    Brenda K. Orlow says:

    Brenda K. Orlow – Jordan, MN “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 NIV

  18. 2268
    Kailyn Miller says:

    Though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging
    Psalm 46:3 NIV

  19. 2269
    Becky says:

    Becky, Alberta, Canada

    And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

  20. 2270
    Lynda says:

    Lynda Cannedy from Wichita Falls, TX
    “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
    Matthew 5:14 NKJV

  21. 2271
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia, Greenwood, SC, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16, NIV

  22. 2272
    Gerri Bormida says:

    You who are trying to be justified by the law are alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace. Galatians 5:4 ESV

  23. 2273
    Nancy says:

    “look at the nations and watch- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” Habakkuk 1:5 NIV

  24. 2274
    Sandy says:

    Sandy Deming NM
    For the word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and of joints and morrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NKJV

  25. 2275
    Allison Lee says:

    Allison Lee from Lubbock, TX

    “And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.” Acts 2:43 ESV

  26. 2276
    Kim Haines says:

    Kim Haines–Ashland, Maine
    Hebrews 4:16
    Let us then approach the throne on grace with confidence
    so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help
    us in our time of need. (NIV)

  27. 2277
    Kari Turner says:

    Kari Turner
    Charlottesville, VA
    “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Lexington, KY
    2 Cor 9:8 NIV
    And God is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

  29. 2279
    Jean Neumeister says:

    Jean Neumeister from Missoula, MT
    No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

  30. 2280
    Susie says:

    Susie, Gulf Breeze, Fl….late but not quitting….
    “For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  31. 2281
    Brenda Rouleau says:

    Brenda Rouleau, Virginia Beach, VA, Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Galatains 5:1-2 NKJV

  32. 2282
    Travis says:

    I’m late!!

    Travis, Jackson, TN:

    Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. Eph. 1:4 (NLT)

  33. 2283

    Gina from Gadsden

    Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies,

    Psalm 103:4 NKJV

  34. 2284
    Pam says:

    Pam, Campbellsburg In. Psalm 66:4 All the earth shall worship You And sing praises to you, They shall sing praises to Your name. NKJV NSFL

  35. 2285
    Connie Willis says:

    Knoxville TN
    Roman’s 8:5 ESV For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

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      Dana says:

      Hi Connie,

      I posted the verse after yours I’ve committed to pray for the person who posted just before m each time.I pray that God will minister to you through the verse you chose. Blessings, Dana

  36. 2286
    Joan says:

    Richmond , Virginia

    You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh.

    Psalm 38:9

  37. 2287
    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Salt Lake City, UT

    Proverbs 20:5 (ESV)
    “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.”

  38. 2288
    Terri says:

    Terri, Stanley, Va

    You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Gods special possession, that you May declare the praises of him who called you out if the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV

  39. 2289
    Lori Collins says:

    Lori, Columbus, GA
    Psalm 25:4, ESV
    Make me to know your ways, O Lord; Teach me your paths.

  40. 2290
    Simone says:

    Simone, Birmingham, AL
    But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 1 Timothy 6:6-7

  41. 2291
    Suzanne says:

    So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.”
    John 11:41 NIV

  42. 2292
    Beverly Vance says:

    Beverly from Bartlett, TN

    For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
    But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
    And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”
    Says the Lord who has compassion on you.

    Isaiah 54:10 NASB

  43. 2293

    Knoxville, TN
    …and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2 NIV

  44. 2294
    Iris Lipsky says:

    Iris Lipsky from Jacksonville, Florida

    “For there is not a word on my tongue,
    But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.”

    NKJV Psalm 139:4

  45. 2295
    Mary says:

    I simply adore you Beth Moore. You are so encouraging!

  46. 2296
    Mary says:

    Ps 25:4
    Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.

  47. 2297
    Judy Schultz, Fort Worth, TX says:

    My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
    Psalms 63:8 NKJV

  48. 2298
    Heather says:

    Heather Rocha from Midland, MI “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Tim 4:7 NIV

  49. 2299
    Carol Peavy says:

    Carol, Jena, LA: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

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    Morgan Foss says:

    Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant. 1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV

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