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. 2351
    Jenni Allen says:

    Jenni Allen, Flagler Beach Florida – “Rejoice always;” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  2. 2352
    Meg Middaugh says:

    Meg, Ft Myers
    “Show me your ways Lord. Teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 NIV

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    Esther says:

    Esther, jonesboeough TN. Isaiah 41:10 esv. 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.

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    Charmaine Fenty says:

    For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. Psalm 139:4 (NKJV)

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    Martie Krieg says:

    No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who has chosen him to be a solider.
    2Tim2:4 KJV

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    Mikelan says:

    Mikelan Overland Park, KS
    Hebrews 10:22 The Message
    So let’s do it-full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word.

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    Lisa Wiliams says:

    Lisa, Houston, Texas

    Likewise, from your infancy youhave known the sacred Scriptures, the source of the wisdom which through faith in Jesus Christ leads to salvation.

    2 Timothy 3:15 (NAB)

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    Melissa says:

    Melissa Anna, Tx

    “The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.”

    Psalm 1:4

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    Rebecca Plunk says:

    Rebecca Plunk
    Fort Worth, TX

    “Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, Thou dost know it.” Ps. 139:4 NAS

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    Erika Archie says:

    Erika Archie from Gatesville, TX
    Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
    Hebrews 12:11

  11. 2361
    Heather says:

    Heather M, Ellendale ND,
    Psalm 20:4 NIV
    May he give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

  12. 2362
    Valerie McFarland says:

    Clinton, Me
    “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.” (NIV)

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    Jennifer R. says:

    Jennifer R. Houston, TX “in order that the law’s requirement would be accomplished in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:4 HCSB

  14. 2364
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, from Lorton, VA,
    Genesis 18:19 (NIV)
    For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.

  15. 2365
    Kim Amestoy says:

    Kim Amestoy Lake Worth, Florida

    Romans 8:31
    “What,then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, then who can be against us?

  16. 2366
    LuAnn Fischer says:

    LuAnn, Winfield, IA I know I’m late so I’m picking one of my FAVORITE verses.
    Proverbs 31:25 New Living Translation (NLT)

    25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and she laughs without fear of the future.

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    alyssa molina says:

    Alyssa, Sealy TX. Matt 6:25 NIV “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothes?”

  18. 2368
    Leisha CArr says:

    Leisha Carr from Luverne, AL

    Psalm 34:4 (ESV)

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

  19. 2369
    Renee Cloud says:

    Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 ESV

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    Auneca says:

    Auneca from Donalsonville, GA
    I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers
    Philemon 4 ESV

  21. 2371
    Kathryn Krueger says:

    Kathryn from Austin, TX
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV

  22. 2372
    April says:

    April, Vermilion, Ohio

    He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
    Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
    ~Psalm 91:1 (NKJV)

  23. 2373
    Debra says:

    Debra – Illinois

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

    Philemon verse 4 ESV

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    Meggie says:

    Meggie, Winnipeg, Canada

    You spread out our sins before you – our secret sins – and you see them all.
    We live our lives beneath your wrath, ending our years with a groan.
    Psalm 90:8-9 NLT

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    Sandy says:

    Sandy – Ft. Gibson, OK
    You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. Psa. 139:3-4 NLT

  26. 2376
    Grace says:

    Grace from Georgetown, Texas: “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)

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    Linda White says:

    Linda White, West Alexandria, OH. “Before a word is found on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.” Psalm 139:4 NIV

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    Nancy says:

    Nancy-Marysville, PA
    “He will cover you with his feathers. He will cover you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
    Psalms 91:4 NLT

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    Tillie says:

    Tillie from Spring Branch, Texas

    “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

    I Peter 3:8 NIV

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    Lillian says:

    Lillian, Vermilion, Ohio

    “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)

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    Cheslea-belle Ham says:

    Chelsea-belle Ham ATL, GA – “They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” Isaiah 61:4

  32. 2382
    Suzette Stone says:

    Suzette Stone from Fredericksburg, TX; “One generation commends your works to another, they tell of your mighty acts.” Psalm 134:4 NIV

  33. 2383
    Tanya Rathmann says:

    Tanya R. Sierra Vista, AZ “This is the work that God requires: believe in the one whom he has sent”. John 6:29 NEB

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    Sharon Andreasen says:

    Sharon A from Fresno, CA
    “For everything in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.”
    Romans 15:4 (NIV)

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    Stephanie Hair says:

    Stephanie Hair, St. Matthews, SC

    Nothing gives me greater joy than hearing that my children are living in the truth.

    3 John 4 CJB

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    Courtney Bethany says:

    Courtney Bethany from Toledo, Ohio “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,” Philemon 1:4 ESV

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

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    Teena Dobbs says:

    Teena from Gainesville, GA

    “For you are called to freedom, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love. For the entire law is fulfilled in one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

    Galatians 5:13-14 HCSB

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    Carolyn says:

    Isaiah 60:4 (NKJV)

    “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.”

    Wheaton, IL

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    Jacque says:

    “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Tim 1:7 NIV

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    Lorri Sapp says:

    Lorri Sapp, Waco, TX, “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices” Colossians 3:9, NIV

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    Kelly says:

    Kelly from Columbia, SC
    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort”. 2Cor 1:3 NIV

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    Emily Campbell says:

    Emily-Houston, TX “You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil-the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.”

    Ephesians 2:2 NLT

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    Katie says:

    Katie from Easley, SC

    “Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.” -Ezra 10:4 (NIV)

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    Betti says:


    “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:7-8 NIV

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    Jane Scaff says:

    Jane/ Austin, TX
    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
    Psalm 19:1. NIV

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    Janet Scarth says:

    Janet Scarth from Amarillo, Texas

    2 Corinthians 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.”

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    Heather says:

    Heather, Ooltewah, TN

    Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths. Psalm 25:4 (NIV)

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    Gail says:

    Gail from Pittsburgh, PA
    “Delight yourself in he LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 NIV

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    Amy Adams says:

    Amy Adams
    Middletown, DE
    Psalms 34:4 (NIV) – I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

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