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. 2401
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay Cleveland, Mississippi
    “Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning ” Lamentations 3:23 NLT

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    DawnRene says:

    DawnRene’from Dallas. Romans 14:8-9 NIV
    If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

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    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Fort Worth, TX

    Psalms 139:4

    Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.

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    bridget (strong butterfly) says:

    Bridget, Phoenix, AZ
    Lamentations 3:16 NKJV
    He has also broken my teeth with gravel and covered me with ashes

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    Deborah Burdzy says:

    Debbie Burdzy, Calgary AB. Canada

    I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.

    Ephesians 4:1 (ESV)

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    Sarah Kaminsky says:

    Sarah from Telford, PA: “and saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'” Matthew 3:2 OSB

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    Summer S says:

    Summer Summers from Castle Rock, CO, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory..” Ephesians 3:20-21

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    Katy Golden says:

    Katy Golden, Greer, SC

    For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

    Luke 12:23 ESV (second verse in a passage)

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    Heidi N. says:

    Heidi N. Stow, MA “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night get shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth.” Isaiah 62: 6-6 ESV

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    Mandy & Kinsey Helm says:

    Mandy & Kinsey Helm
    College Station, TX

    For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
    Romans 8:15 ESV

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    Krista Jonker says:

    Krista from Waterloo, ON

    Sorry for the late comment! But I HAVE been working on it! 🙂

    Hebrews 13:2 NIV “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it”

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    Kristina Foster says:

    Kristina from Santa Clara, CA
    “I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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    Christina says:

    Christina Smet, Rockwall, TX

    “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 (NLT)

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    Nellie Neufeld says:

    Nellie Neufeld Tillsonburg ON

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Phil. 4:6-7 NIV

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    Ruth Schick says:

    Ruth from Brookville, Ohio

    “Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are my God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.”

    Psalm 25:5

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    Ruth Schick says:

    Ruth Schick from Brookville Ohio forgot to put NIV for her translation is you want it add it:)

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    Stephanie Moffatt says:

    Stephanie Hamburg Arkansas. Matthew11:30 NLT and the very hairs on your head are all numbered.

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    Jerana says:

    Jerana from Rancho Palos verdes. CA Psalm 145:13 NIV

    The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.

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    Margaret Jones says:

    New Living

    Psalm 32:7
    For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble.
    You surround me with songs of victory.

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    Beth says:

    Beth from Haiti
    “Truth springs from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.” Psalm 85:11 NASB

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    Sharon Cox says:

    Sharon from TX

    All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.

    John 13:35 NIV

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    Brenda Bridges says:

    I am a little behind so I am posting 3&4 today.

    Why do you make me watch while people treat others so unfairly? Why do you put up with the wrong things they are doing? I have to look at death. People are harming others. They are arguing and fighting all the time. The law can’t do what it’s supposed to do. Fairness never comes out on top. Sinful people surround those who do what is right. So people are never treated fairly.
    Habakkuk 1:3‭-‬4 NIRV

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    Bonnie O'Shields says:

    Bonnie from Easley, SC

    “Make Your ways known to me, Lord; teach me Your paths.”

    Psalm 25:4 HCSB

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    Mauri says:

    Mauri Grace from Queen City, Texas:
    “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end…” – Lamentations 3:22 (ESV)

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    Rosi Lovell says:

    Rosi Lovell from Dunmor, KY

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV

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    Christy McCreight says:

    Christy McCreight, Wylie – Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV

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    Lori B says:

    Lori B from Winter Harbor, Maine

    “And do to forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16 NIV

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    Leesha Sullivan says:

    Leesha Sullivan, Social Circle, GA,

    However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

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    Stacy Edwards says:

    Stacy from Ft. Worth, TX
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

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    Angie Bradshaw says:

    Angie from Wentzville,MO

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 (NIV)

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    Sherry Spencer says:

    Sherry Spencer, Momence, IL
    For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
    Romans 5:17 NIV

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    Cindy Cunliffe says:

    Cindy SLC
    Ephesians 6:11 NIV
    Put on the full armor of God so that you can
    take your stand against the devils schemes.

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    Stephanie Hayslip says:

    Stephanie H. from Fort Worth, TX:

    “in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:4 ESV

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    Suzanne Lewis says:

    Suzanne L from Salem, OR
    “The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.”
    ‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:20‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Brenda Zertuche says:

    Brenda Z. Houston, TX
    Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 ESV

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    Marsha says:

    Marsha, Batesville, Ms

    Romans 8:3 (NIV)
    For what the law could not do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so He condemned sin in the flesh,

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    Joyce Kortze says:

    “Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am devoted to You. You are my God, save Your servant who trusts in You. Have mercy on me, O God, for I call to You all day long. Bring joy to Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.” Psalm 86:1-4

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    Michele Swingle says:

    Proverbs 3:7&8. Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil. This will be health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

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    Evelyn Dangler says:

    Evelyn Danger from Easley, SC

    “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)

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    Sheila says:

    Sheila Palmer from Mount Airy, NC: “Love is parent, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)

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    Pat says:

    “In this the love of God was made manifest among us that God sent His only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9 NIV

    Crawfordsville, IN

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    Kim Davis says:

    Kim Davis, Piney Flats, TN

    “Show me your ways, Lord,teach me your paths.” (Psalm 25:4 NIV)

    **I cannot remember if I entered this earlier this month, so wanted to submit to double check. LOL! On a positive side note, the Lord is truly blessing me with these first 4 chapters of Psalm 25. Cannot wait for the remaining verses.

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    Angela Olson says:

    Angela Olson, Lacey WA: Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
    Isaiah 55:3 ESV

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    Angela Olson says:

    Angela Olson, Lacey, WA: Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
    Isaiah 55:3 ESV

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    Linda L says:

    Northern California
    “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your mind and with all of your strength” Mark 12:30 NIV

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    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Tampa, Florida

    Romans 8:27 NIRV
    God, who looks into our heart and knows the mind of the Spirit, the Spirit prays for God’s people just as God wants Him to pray.

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    Delite Ritter says:

    Delite Ritter Westpoint, IN
    Psalms 121:5 NASB

    “The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.”

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    Kalonni Porter says:

    Kalonni, West Des Moines, Iowa. And whenever the Ark set out, Moses would shout, “Arise, O LORD, and let your enemies be scattered! Let them flee before you!” Numbers 10:35 NLT

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    Stacey Wells says:

    Stacey, Houston -4. “For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.” Romans‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭NET‬‬

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