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. 2501
    Joyce says:

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life. James 1:12 ESV

  2. 2502
    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica Pribe, Blacklick OH- “Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy” Psalm 103:4

  3. 2503
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte from Spartanburg, SC

    You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
    Psalm 91:5 NIV

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    Priscilla Woodward says:

    Priscilla, Mesa, Az
    The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 NIV

  5. 2505
    Angela says:

    Angela from RiverVale, NJ
    So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
    Psalm 143:4 NIV

  6. 2506
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Hawley, TX
    Can any of you add a single cubit to his height by worrying?
    Matthew 6:27 HCSB

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    Marissa says:

    Marissa from Kirkland, WA Psalm 119:137-144 NET

    I think I forgot to post last time!!!

    119:137 צ (Tsade)

    You are just, O Lord,
    and your judgments are fair.
    119:138 The rules you impose are just, 178
    and absolutely reliable.
    119:139 My zeal 179 consumes 180 me,
    for my enemies forget your instructions. 181
    119:140 Your word is absolutely pure,
    and your servant loves it!
    119:141 I am insignificant and despised,
    yet I do not forget your precepts.
    119:142 Your justice endures, 182
    and your law is reliable. 183
    119:143 Distress and hardship confront 184 me,
    yet I find delight in your commands.
    119:144 Your rules remain just. 185
    Give me insight so that I can live. 186

  8. 2508
    Peggy Durante says:

    Peggy, Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storehouse or barn, and yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!

    Luke 12:24 AMP

  9. 2509
    Deborah Newsome says:

    Debi N from Lumberton, NJ

    May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble;
    May the name of the God of Jacob defend you

    Psalm 20:1 NKJV

  10. 2510
    Melissa Anderson says:

    Melissa Anderson Fort Worth, Tx
    No soldier gets entangled
    in civilian pursuits,
    since his aim is to please the one
    who enlisted him.
    2Timothy 2: 4 ESV

  11. 2511
    Jill Langella says:

    Jill Langella from Atlanta, GA

    “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

  12. 2512
    Melissa Stauffer says:

    Melissa Stauffer
    Centreville, MI

    Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

    3John1:2 (NKJV)

  13. 2513
    Nancy says:

    2 Tim. 1:7 NAM
    For God has not given us a spirit of timidity,
    but of power and love and discipline.

  14. 2514
    Lacy says:

    Lacy, Eugene, OR
    Genesis 35:2
    So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. NIV

  15. 2515
    Cindy Kesler says:

    Cindy K, Rock Hill, SC

    After all, he’s famous for great and unexpected acts; there’s no end to his surprises. Job 5:9 (The Message)

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    Denise says:

    May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1Thessalonians 5:23 NIV

  17. 2517
    Trish says:

    Virginia Beach

    For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
    Isaiah 43:3a

  18. 2518
    Renate Madison says:

    Hap from Heath OH
    “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” 1 John 3:1 NIV

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    Maria R from schoolcraft michigan says:

    Praise the Lord, my soul, all my inmost being praise his holy name.
    Psalm 103:1

  20. 2520
    Robin says:

    Romans 5:1 KJV

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

  21. 2521
    Melonie, Denver, CO says:

    The Lord your God in your midst,
    The Mighty One, will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness,
    He will quiet you with His love,
    He will rejoice over you with singing.”


  22. 2522
    Stephanie Knight says:

    Stephanie Knight, Waynesboro, MS

    “But the wisdome from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.” James 3:17 HCSB

  23. 2523
    Catherine C. says:

    Catherine C. from Georgetown, TX: When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. Proverbs 31:26 (NLT)

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    Debbie Sanford says:

    Debbie, Hattiesburg, MS:

    “For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
    James 1:8(NKJV)

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    Gina says:

    Gina Elder from Lubbock, TX: “Yet even now,” declares the Lord,
    “return to me with all your heart,
    with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;” Joel 2:12 ESV

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    Mickey says:

    Mickey from Missouri

    Do not be quick in spirit to be angry or vexed, for anger and vexation lodge in the bosom of fools.

    Ecclesiastes 7:9 AMPC

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    Claudia says:

    Claudia from Acworth,GA:

    “God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

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    Meredith says:

    Meredith from Lubbock TX:

    “Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you suffer for righteousness sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your heart honor Christ as holy, always being prepared to give a defense to anyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience so that when you are slandered those who revile your good behavior may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good if that should be God’s will than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:13-17 ESV

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    Andrea says:

    Andrea from San Diego, CA

    “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”

    Hebrews 11:8 NIV

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    Meagan D Boone says:

    Meagan Boone from Palmyra, IN
    Psalm 103:4 ESV “who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,”

  31. 2531
    Martin says:

    Well done my good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:21

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    Kerri, Pembroke MA says:

    I said, “I will guard my ways
    so that I may not sin with my tongue;
    I will guard my mouth with a muzzle
    as long as the wicked are in my presence.”
    HCSB Ps 39:1

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    Renea Bentley says:

    Renea bentley from Hendersonville, TN — Hebrews 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

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    Barbara says:

    “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”

    Hebrews 11:8 NIV

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    Darcy says:

    Darcy from Rosenberg, Tx
    “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,” Philemon 4 ESV

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    Cindy Bridges says:

    “However, each of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
    Ephesians 5:33

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    Christine Jackman says:

    Christine from Denham Springs, LA

    And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

    2 Timothy 2:24 NIV

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    Kelei Liggett says:

    Kelei Liggett. Iowa Park, Texas
    Proverbs 15:29 KJV
    The Lord is far from the wicked:But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

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    Lily Green says:

    Lily Green, Wiesbaden, Germany

    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 (NIV)

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    Julie says:

    Julie~ Coppell, TX

    Guide me in your TRUTH & FAITHFULNESS and TEACH me,
    for YOU are the GOD of my salvation; for YOU do I wait all the
    day long. Psalm 25:4 AMP

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    Sarah Withers says:

    The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalms 19:1 NIV

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    Trudi Tedrick says:

    Lynchburg, OH

    A quick tempered person does foolish things, and the one whoe devised evil schemes hatred.

    Proverbs 14:17

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    Julie Reynolds says:

    Julie, Eclectic AL, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever. ” Psalm 73:26 HCSB

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    Cara Dorn says:

    Cara, Oswego, IL.
    Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7 NIV

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    Heather says:

    Heather, Cypress, Texas
    Phil 2:4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

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    Anne Lewis says:

    Anne Lewis, Simpsonville, SC
    Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 HCSB

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    Dee Dee Zankowitz says:

    I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NKJV

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    Jamie Raborn says:

    Jamie Raborn from Ooltewah, TN

    James 1:8-10 NKJV

    [8] he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

    [9] Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation,

    [10] but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away.

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    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Salt Lake City, UT

    Revelation 3:8 (ESV)
    “I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”

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    Martha Basler says:

    Martha Basler
    Houston, Tx.

    Ps. 103:2
    Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits.

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