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. 301
    Jill Rettinger says:

    Jill from Laramie, WY

    “Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut they seem intelligent.”

    Proverbs 17:28 NIV

  2. 302
    Dee Dee says:

    Dee Dee Fernandina Beach, Florida
    But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness. 2 Timothy 2:16

  3. 303
    Sierra Wahlbrink says:

    Sierra. Fort Thomas, KY. “He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  4. 304
    Diana Scott says:

    Diana Scott, Romulus, Michigan
    “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
    For as members of one body you were called to live in peace.
    And always be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 NLT

  5. 305
    Dottie Morrow says:

    Dottie Morrow of Mansfield, TX

    “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding, He established the heavens;” Proverbs 3:19 NKJV

  6. 306

    Kimberly Bignon, Orlando, Florida – “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.” Psalm 52:8 NIV

  7. 307
    Kerry Pedigo says:

    Kerry, Nederland TX
    For the angel of the Lord is a guard; He surrounds and defends all who fear Him.
    Psalm 34:7

  8. 308

    Courtney, Houma, LA

    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

    Ephesians 2:8 (ESV)

  9. 309
    Barbara says:

    Barbara from North Potomac,Maryland
    “Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles,
    and pray at all times.” Romans 12:12 TEV

  10. 310
    Barb says:

    Barb * Burleson TX * Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one an boast.”

  11. 311
    Audrey says:

    Audrey Lebanon, Ohio
    Romans 6:18 NIV
    You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

  12. 312
    Rene Sandifer says:

    Rene Sandifer from College Station, TX ” I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:3 (ESV)

  13. 313
    Karen says:

    Karen, Dallas, TX:

    He brought me out into a spacious place;
    he rescued me because he delighted in me.

    Psalm 18:19 (NIV)

  14. 314
    Kathy Krimsky says:

    Kathy,Houston TX
    Psalm 119:35 (NIV)

    Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.

  15. 315
    Jennifer Walker says:

    Jennifer- Fort Worth, TX

    “He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:4‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  16. 316
    Rachel says:

    Rachel – Delta, PA

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
    Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  17. 317
    Connie says:

    Connie-Fulton, KY
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV 1984

  18. 318
    Regina says:

    Regina Johnston from Sugar Land, TX – “Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 (NIV)

  19. 319
    Carole says:

    Richmond, TX
    Ephesians 2:10 NIV
    For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  20. 320
    Anne Statz says:

    Anne from Parma, Ohio

    “But now you must rid yourselves of all things such as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.” Colossians 3:8 (NIV)

  21. 321
    Shannon S says:

    Shannon S. Jackson Hole WY
    When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
    Isaiah 43:2 NLT

  22. 322
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas

    “Bless the LORD, O my soul,
    And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
    Bless the LORD, O my soul,
    And forget none of His benefits;”

    Psalm 103:1-2 (NASB)

  23. 323
    Kathy Wetherington says:

    Kathy Wetherington from Englewood, FL “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” Psalm 28:7 NIV

  24. 324
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian, Greenville, WI

    Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. James 3:18 NIV

  25. 325
    Cindie says:

    Cindie – Maroa, IL
    “No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced,but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.” Psalms 25: 3 NLT

  26. 326
    Tracey Richardson says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas

    ” Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, ‘We will hear you again about this.’ ” Acts 17:32 (ESV)

  27. 327
    Michele Zamora says:

    Michele-Lubbock TX. John 14:27. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. ” ESV

  28. 328
    Amy says:

    Amy – Rapid City SD

    Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him

    Hebrews 5:8-9 NIV

  29. 329
    Becky Montague says:

    Becky–Winder, GA
    “So that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
    Romans 8:4. NASB

  30. 330
    Hillary Dickey says:

    Hillary Dickey, Diberville, MS
    “Accept one another then just as Christ accepted you in order to bring praise to God”. Romans 15:7 NIV

  31. 331
    Christi Miller says:

    Christi, Gilbert, AZ

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Cornthians 13:14 NLT

  32. 332
    Alyssa says:

    Alyssa–Lexington, Kentucky

    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28 ESV

  33. 333
    Michèle says:

    Michèle from Wasaga Beach, ON Canada

    “The LORD reigns for ever and ever.” Exodus 15:18 NIV

  34. 334
    Angie says:

    Angie from Bixby:
    “My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.”
    Psalms 121:2 (NAS)

  35. 335
    Nedra Gordon Hoover says:

    Nedra Gordon Hoover, Blue Springs, MO “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,” Ephesians 1:10b-11 NASB

  36. 336
    Valerie says:

    Valerie Keyser from Fort Myers, FL:”Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV

  37. 337
    Rachel says:

    Rachel Miller from Judsonia, AR. “but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:38‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  38. 338
    Angela Evon says:

    Angela Evon, Windsor Mill, MD

    The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the Strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid. – Psalm 27:1 – KJV

  39. 339
    Glenda Jensen says:

    Glenda from Port Saint Lucie
    3 The LORD appeared to us in the past,[fn] saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.4 I will build you up again, and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt. Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful.
    Jeremiah 31:3,4 NIV

  40. 340
    Amanda Bryant says:

    Amanda from Knoxville, TN

    “He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”

    Psalms 40:2 ESV

  41. 341
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila Johnson, Beckley, WV
    Psalm 55:22 HCSB Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

  42. 342
    Shelly Storm says:

    Shelly, Rochester, MN

    The LORD replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’
    Exodus 33:14 NIV

  43. 343
    Melanie Grace says:

    Melanie of Greenbrier, TN

    I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.
    Isaiah 48:17 (NLT)

  44. 344
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC
    I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, Philemon 1:4 (NKJV)

  45. 345
    Sue says:

    Sue from Kalamazoo, MI “And I pray that you and all God’s holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of God’s love – how wide and how long and how high and how deep is that love.” Eph 3:17b-18 NIV

  46. 346
    Carol Marroquin says:

    Carol Marroquin, Hewitt, TX

    Romans 12:2(NASB)

    And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

  47. 347
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette Dahm Lake Oswego, OR Psalm 100;3 NIV 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.

  48. 348
    Brenda Russell says:

    Brenda Russell Hendersonville TN
    Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 HCSB

  49. 349
    Pam says:

    Pam from Centerville, Texas
    Psalm 25:4
    Show me thy ways, O Lord, teach me thy paths.

  50. 350
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Noblesville, IN
    Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”
    John 6:29 NLT

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