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. 2451
    Kathy Freshwater says:

    Revelation 5:7 (NIV)

    He went and took the scroll from the right hand of Him who sat on the Throne.

    Vonore, TN

  2. 2452
    Beau says:

    Beau Ratliff from Midland, TX. “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.” Acts 2:28 NIV

  3. 2453
    Julie says:

    I commit! Julie fro Lufkin, TX verse Luke 1:45 (NIV)
    Blessed is she who belived that the Lord would fulfill his promise to her.
    Luke 1:45 (NIV)

  4. 2454
    Penni Jones says:

    Penni Jones, Kingwood, TX
    “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, & great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13

  5. 2455
    Rebecca Putman says:

    Rebecca Putman from Lexington KY

    “The lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:10 NIV

  6. 2456
    Kelly Davis says:

    Kelly, Fredericksburg, Virginia

    The blessing is the Lord brings riches, and He adds no sorrow to it.
    Proverbs 10:22 Amp

  7. 2457
    Kelei Liggett says:

    Kelei Liggett. Iowa Park, TX
    NIV Esther 4:14
    For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this?

  8. 2458
    Deb Cochran says:

    Deb Cochran Milan, MI

    Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

  9. 2459
    Lesley says:

    “For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.” Psalm 1:6 ESV

  10. 2460
    Michele M Audetat says:

    Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7 (NIV)

  11. 2461
    Jewelene Hightower says:

    Jewelene form Granby MO
    Behold I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
    Her 32:27

    • 2461.1
      Jewelene Hightower says:

      Oops I miss quotes it is I am the Lord God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
      NIVJer 32:27

  12. 2462
    Valerie Griffin says:

    Valerie, Pflugerville, TX

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
    Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)

  13. 2463
    connie haines says:

    Connie Haines from Elgin Tx

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    Phil 4:6


  14. 2464
    Jacquie Terada says:

    Jacquie Terada Mount Vernon, WA
    You will also command nations you do not know, and peoples unknown to you will come running to obey,because,I,the Lord your God,the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious. Isaiah 55:5 NLT

  15. 2465
    tricia Christenson says:

    tricia Christenson Campbell, CA
    “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.” Isaiah 12:2 NIV

  16. 2466
    Kim Morris says:

    Kim, Richmond, TX, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer & petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6, NIV

  17. 2467
    Twyla McAmis says:

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

  18. 2468
    Patti Lechner says:

    Patti Lechner from Grovetown, GA: “Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you. You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.” 2 Tim. 1:13-15, ESV

  19. 2469
    Karen Todd says:

    I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers
    Philemon 4ESV

    Karen Todd, Beech Island, SC
    (Sorry it was late)

  20. 2470
    Marsha says:

    Marsha Lundquist from New Castle, IN. Isaiah 40:31.”But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

  21. 2471
    Nichole says:

    Nichole from Springfield MO:
    Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
    Psalm 127:4 NIV

  22. 2472
    Emily says:

    Emily from San Francisco, CA

    If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if i settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

    Psalm 139:9-10 NIV

  23. 2473
    Vivian says:

    Vivian, Birmingham, Alabama

    Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.” Mark 4:24-25 NLT

  24. 2474
    Valarie says:

    “Valarie Dayton, Tn :For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:12

  25. 2475
    Janet Williams says:

    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. ” NIV James 1:2-3

  26. 2476
    Julie says:

    I commit! Julie from Lufkin, Tx

    Luke 1:45 (NIV)

    Blessed is she who belived that the Lord would fulfill his
    promise to her.

    Luke 1:45 (NIV)

  27. 2477
    Rachael Davis says:

    The day this was posted, February 15th, we removed life support and my stepdad took his final earthly breaths.

    I missed scripture log in this time, but am back at it and have posted on SSMT verse 5.

    Our hearts are broken and, yet, we rejoice that he is in Heaven as he professed a very clear faith in Jesus as His Savior! God is the great Comforter and He has not let us down.

    Please pray for my dear Mom as she ventures out on her own now – without her best friend and love of her life by her side.

  28. 2478
    Olda says:

    Olda from Huntsville. AL

    “and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,” 2 Timothy 1:10-11 ESV

  29. 2479
    Carol Ann says:


    Psalms 27:2
    When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. KJV

  30. 2480
    Tera Ferguson says:

    Tera Ferguson, Gardendale, Alabama,

    “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, – Isaiah 55:10 ESV

  31. 2481
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from Angola,IN

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV

  32. 2482
    Noreen kyle says:

    Philippians 3:15 ESV Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.

  33. 2483
    Courtney says:

    Courtney from San Diego Cali
    Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” NKJV *****my two life verses******

  34. 2484
    Sara Garringer says:

    Sara, Indiana

    For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. -Romans 12:3 esv

  35. 2485
    Becky Philo says:

    Becky, Roswell, GA

    “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,”

    Romans 12:4, ESV

  36. 2486
    Suellen says:

    Suellen – Amelia Island
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
    Hebrews 10:23-24

  37. 2487
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS.
    “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 NIV

  38. 2488
    Lydia says:

    Lydia from Middletown, OH

    But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine.”

    Isaiah 43:1 NKJV

  39. 2489
    Melinda O'Dell says:

    Melinda O’Dell, Rowlett, Texas– “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalms 27:14 ESV

  40. 2490
    Michele Gruwell says:

    Michele Gruwell Edgewood, KY
    Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
    Psalm 25:5 NIV

  41. 2491
    Darlene Moorehead says:

    Darlene from Muncie, IN: “Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. (NIV)

  42. 2492
    Darlene Moorehead says:

    Darlene from Muncie, IN: “Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3 NIV

  43. 2493
    Rhonda says:

    Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. Hebrews 10:35 (NKJV)

  44. 2494
    Linda from Austin says:

    We love because he first loved us. 1John 4:19 NIV

  45. 2495
    Deena says:

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. – Colossians 3:23-24 NIV

    This one is already memorized, but I forgot to sign in on the blog.

  46. 2496
    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen Jeuick from Rockville, VA –
    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 Cor.9:8 NIV

  47. 2497
    Teri smith says:

    Teri S, from Gadsden Al
    Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 NIV

  48. 2498
    Rachel says:

    Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

    Romans 13:8 NIV

  49. 2499
    Lynn says:

    XLynn-#4-And we know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose..Romans 8:28 KJV

  50. 2500
    Tina Halterman says:

    Tina Halterman from Los Osos, CA: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 (NIV)

    Sorry that this is late. I had it written last weekend. 🙂

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