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. 2551
    Laura Feyen says:

    Laura, Englewood, Co.

    Look, the pay you have held back from your workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. James 5:4 NET

  2. 2552
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, KY

    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.
    James 1:2-3
    NIV 84

  3. 2553
    Kelly Parker says:

    Kelly Parker, Shreveport , La

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

  4. 2554
    Michelle Stockberger says:

    Angola, IN

    If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5 NIV

  5. 2555
    Johnine says:

    Johnine from Anna, Texas

    Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
    Romans 8:34

  6. 2556
    Jodi says:

    From DFW
    “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  7. 2557
    Deb Mountsier says:

    Deb Mountsier
    Mason, Ohio
    2 Corinthians 4:18
    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is not seen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

  8. 2558
    Lynn Greene says:

    Lynn Greene, Shelby, NC – Genesis 50:20 NIV
    “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”

    Mackenzie Greene, Shelby, NC – Job 39:19 NIV
    “Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?”

  9. 2559
    Michelle says:

    From Queen City TX
    Psalm 31:3 NIV
    Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of Your Name lead me and guide me.

  10. 2560
    Lyli says:

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale, FL:

    “I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1, NKJV).

  11. 2561
    Melinda says:

    ” The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you not wishing that any should perish but that all should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 ESV

  12. 2562
    Janet Tayor says:

    Janet, Midland, TX – The LORD your God is in your midst,a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love;he will exult over you with loud singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

  13. 2563
    Vanessa says:

    Johnson City

    Matthew 11:28 KJV
    Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  14. 2564
    Judy Dreeszen says:

    Judy from Clay Center, Kansas. “He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.” Psalm 40:2 NLT

  15. 2565
    Dian Helgerud says:

    Dian from Cocoa Beach,

    I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus,
    who are faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

    Ephesians 1:2 (NLT)

  16. 2566
    Traci Lacayo says:

    Ephesians 4:29- “Dont use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful so that your words will be an encouragement to those that hear them.” NLT

  17. 2567
    Davina says:

    Davina from Novato, CA: ” 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

  18. 2568
    Janet Schmoll says:

    Janet, Holmes Beach, FL

    Abram believed the Lord*, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
    Genesis 15:6 NIV

    *the promise that his offspring would be as numerous as the stars

  19. 2569
    Karen says:

    Karen from Powell, Ohio,

    Dear friends, since God so loved us,we ought to love one another.

    1 John 4:11 NIV

  20. 2570
    Marilyn Garrett says:

    Ps. 91-5-6
    You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
    Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
    Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
    Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

  21. 2571
    Peggy Langille says:

    Peggy, Yorktown VA

    I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus. Phi 3:14 HCSB

  22. 2572
    Peggy says:

    Romans 15:13
    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

  23. 2573
    Becky Black says:

    Becky Black
    Brownsburg, IN
    Verse Four
    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.
    v. 5 James 1

  24. 2574
    Sue Price says:

    “Be faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.”
    Hebrews 11:4

  25. 2575
    Beverly Wegner says:

    Beverly – Jackson, TN

    “My lips will glorify You because Your faithful
    love is better than life.”

    – Psalm 63:3 HCSB

  26. 2576
    Dana says:

    All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.

    Psalm 38:9

  27. 2577
    Kristi says:

    Kristi-Bartlesville OK: “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:4-5 NIV 1984

  28. 2578
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda Green from Anderson Indiana

    1 Cor 13:4-7. NIV

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.

  29. 2579
    Naty Alons says:

    2-28-2017 KJV PROV 1:7


  30. 2580
    Jennine says:

    Look at the ships also; though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.

    James 3:4 ESV

  31. 2581
    Mary Reid from Houston Texas says:

    “For let not that man suppose that he would receive anything from the Lord;”

    James 1:7

  32. 2582
    Karen Russell says:

    Karen Russell, Yakima WA 4th Commit! Isaiah 40:29 NIV
    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

  33. 2583
    Glenda Durano says:

    Glenda from Albuquerque, NM
    You have brought us out to a place of abundance
    Psalm 66:12 NIV

  34. 2584
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen Dimmitt from Hayden, ID: 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

  35. 2585
    Georgia K Smith says:

    Georgia from Bristow, OK – Romans 8:28 — And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, [8] for those who are called according to his purpose. (ESV)

  36. 2586
    LlaVonne Hunt says:

    LaVonne Hunt from Casper, Wyoming Romans8:38-39 For i am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to seperate us from the Love of GOD, which is in Christ JESUS our LORD. KJV

  37. 2587
    Norma. Holly, Mi says:

    “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, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen!” Ephesians 3:20-21

  38. 2588
    Marla Brown says:

    If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.

    Hebrews 12:8

  39. 2589
    Samantha Wille says:

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-11NASB

  40. 2590
    Ginny says:

    Ecclesiastes 4:4 NIV
    And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

  41. 2591
    Michelle says:

    Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will hreceive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

    James 1:12 NIV

  42. 2592

    Sarah Caldwell, North Richland Hills, TX

    Psalm 118:8 (VOICE)

    It is better to put your faith in the Eternal for your security than to trust in people.

  43. 2593
    Kari says:

    Kari, Springfield, MO
    Jude vs 4, KJV
    For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into laciviousness, and denying the only Lord God , and our Lord Jesus Christ.

  44. 2594
    Kate says:

    Fort Smith, AR
    “Let us do good to everyone.”
    Galatians 6:10 KJV

  45. 2595
    Elizabeth says:

    Fort Smith, AR
    “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory.
    1 Corinthians 10:31 HCSB

  46. 2596
    Bella says:

    Fort Smith, AR
    “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out.”
    Song of Songs 1:2-3

  47. 2597
    Sharon J. says:

    Modesto, Ca.
    Phil.1:11 NIV
    filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.

  48. 2598
    Heather Hoch says:

    Heather Hoch from Pflugerville, Texas
    Psalm 25:4 (NASB)
    Make me know Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.

  49. 2599
    Emily Jordan says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your ways.
    Proverbs 3:5-6

  50. 2600
    Emily Jordan says:

    Emily Jordan, Virginia Beach, VA
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your ways.
    Proverbs 3:5-6

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