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,



2,653 Responses to “SSMT 2017: Verse 4!”

If you'd like your own pic by your comment, go to Click the first button "Get your gravatar today ->", and it will walk you through a simple process to select a picture.


  1. 351
    Beth says:


    “Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
    but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”

    Proverbs 13:3 NIV(2011)

  2. 352
    Julie Tilman says:

    Julie from Ontario, CA, “I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.” Philippians 4:2

  3. 353
    Kristy McIntyre says:

    Kristy McIntyre from Eugene Oregon. “For He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his site. ” Ephesians 1:4 NIV

  4. 354
    Joan Schroeder says:

    “and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
    Ephesians 6:15-16. NIV

  5. 355
    Charlene says:

    Charlene Sarver, Cookeville, TN

    Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

    Psalm 25:4 (ESV)

  6. 356
    Angie Wilt says:

    Angie Wilt from Kansas City, Missouri: ‘You will not succeed by your own strength or by your own power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord All-Powerful. Zechariah 4:6 NCV

  7. 357
    Sandie Powell says:

    Sandie Powell
    Albuquerque, NM
    Psalm 34:4
    “I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. KJV

  8. 358
    Marilyn F Davis says:

    Marilyn F Davis- Kearney, Nebraska. ” He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4 NIV. “I COMMIT”

  9. 359
    Carol Tippie says:

    Carol – Cincinnati, OH
    Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” NIV

  10. 360
    Patricia Unger says:

    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

    1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

  11. 361

    Terri Fullerton, Abilene, TX

    I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15: 1-2, NIV

  12. 362
    Rachel says:

    Rachel from Charlotte, NC
    Psalm 25:4 ESV
    “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; Teach me your paths.”

  13. 363
    Trish Patterson says:

    Trish – Clover, SC

    Therefore, take up the full armor of God,
    So that you will be able to resist in the evil day,
    And having done everything to stand firm.
    Ephesians 6:13 NASB

  14. 364
    Miriam Pauline says:

    Miriam, Nottingham UK

    Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
    Psalm 84:5 (NIV)

  15. 365
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Sandy Bowers, Bryan, Ohio
    Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; — Romans 5:3 NIV

  16. 366
    Lynn Rust says:

    Lynn from
    Greenwood, SC
    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 NIV

  17. 367
    Pam Barrett says:

    I Commit! Pam Barrett from Newellton, La. 20) My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God 21) on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend Job 16:20-21 ESV

    The first Living Proof conference I went to was in Memphis a few years ago not long after my husband had passed away. I went with some wonderful friends including Linda Foster. She was not able to go with us last year to Mobile for your conference as she was fighting cancer. I promised her I would give you a hug from her and actually did get to give you a hug and a hastily scrawled note explaining why I interupted your walk out of the auditorium. This morning she lost her fight with cancer and is with her Saviour. I am selfish and would rather have her here and healthy. I had been praying for her to be well enough to attend Baton Rouge conference with us this year but knew in my heart she probably would not. I thank God each and every day for my sisters in Christ and Linda was a wonderful example to us all. Thank you for your bible studies and conferences that we were able to share.

  18. 368
    Kayla Lane says:

    Kayla Lane
    Bloomington, IL

    “But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.”
    Psalm 13:5-6

  19. 369
    Narda Kirkpatrick says:

    Narda from Memphis,Tn

    “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, Ephesians 3:20 ESV

  20. 370
    Ann Medford says:

    Ann Medford, Sunset,Tx Eph 6: 16-18 (NIV). In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

  21. 371
    Suzy Adams says:

    Suzy, Wheelersburg, OH – For God does not show favoritism. NIV Romans 2:11

  22. 372
    Kelly JS says:

    Moose Jaw, SK Canada

    “You have said,
    “Seek my face”
    My heart says to You,
    “Your face Lord,
    Do I seek!””
    Psalm 27:8 ESV

  23. 373
    Kayla Lane says:


  24. 374
    Shirley says:

    Shirley from Colorado, “And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” Luke 7:50 (HCST)

  25. 375
    Betsy Langmade says:

    Betsy Langmade – Nashville, TN
    “I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstance I am.”

    Philippians 4:11 HCSB

  26. 376
    Keely Pettijohn says:

    Keely from Hermann, MO “In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” Hebrews 12:4

  27. 377
    Sandra Mauldin says:

    Sandra, Rock Hill, SC

    1 Peter 2:9 NIV

    But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

  28. 378
    Patrice Emrie says:

    Patrice in ABQ
    “Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck, carve their initials indoor heart.” Proverbs 3:3 (The Message)

  29. 379
    Connie Vorwald says:

    Connie, Suffolk, VA

    Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.

    Psalm 25:4 ESV

  30. 380
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Rockwall, TX: The Good Samaritan: “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” (Luke 10:28, NIV)

  31. 381
    Rita says:

    Rita – Splendora, Tx

    Show meYiurways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.


  32. 382
    Jaye Hammon says:

    Jaye Hammon Decatur, Al

    1 Corinthians 13:4-5 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.

  33. 383
    Debbie says:

    Raleigh,NC ” Whenever you face trials of any kind,consider it nothing but joy, because you know the testing of your faith produces endurance and let endurance have it’s full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1: 2-4. NRSV

  34. 384
    Rita says:

    Rita – Splendora, Tx

    Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.


  35. 385
    Leslie says:

    Leslie – Mount Vernon, OH
    Look to the Lord and his strength;
    Seek his face always.
    1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV

  36. 386
    Jacqui says:

    Jacqui, Chester, UK

    Proverbs 4:24
    ‘Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far away from your lips’

  37. 387
    Freda Brown says:

    Freda D. Brown, Chicago, IL, “Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4, NIV

  38. 388
    Cathy Robinson says:

    Cathy Robinson, Chester, England

    If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to rescue us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand o king. But even if He does not we want you to know, o king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.
    Daniel 3:17-18

  39. 389
    Linda Hammett says:

    Linda Hammett from Wake Forest, NC says:
    “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
    (Psalm 23:1,ESV)

  40. 390
    Debbie Dial says:

    Debbie from Semmes, Al
    “We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
    I John 4:19-21 NIV

  41. 391
    Kimberly Balles says:

    Kimberly Balles – Rolling Meadows, IL
    “In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.”
    Hebrews 12:4 NIV

  42. 392
    Gabrielle Joy says:

    Gabrielle- Fountain, CO

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation- why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, Why should I tremble?” Psalm 27:1 NLT

  43. 393
    Dedra Curtice says:

    I Dedra Curtice from Nederland, TX commit to Psalm 73:9-12 for Verse 4.
    They have set their mouth against the Heavens, and their tongue parades through the earth. Therefore his people return to this place, and waters of abundance are drunk by them. They say, “How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?” Behold, these are the wicked, and always at ease, they have increased in wealth.

  44. 394
    Debbie Wahlbrink says:

    Debbie from Fort Thomas, KY
    He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:3 ESV

  45. 395
    Lynnet Asselta says:

    Lynnet Asselta from Flower Mound, TX: “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” John 17:4 NIV

  46. 396
    Constance Kempf says:

    Connie from Eugene, Oregon

    “And I these things we writ to you that your joy may be full.” NKJV I John 1:4

  47. 397
    Joy THompson says:

    Joy Thompson – Richmond VA

    “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

    Ephesians 3:20-21 NASB

  48. 398
    Betty M says:

    Betty M Voltaire, ND Ps 139:4 ESV “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold oh Lord, you know it all together.”

  49. 399
    Steph Miyoshi says:

    Steph M., Irvine California

    This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. (Isaiah 30:15, NIV)

  50. 400
    Emily says:

    Emily from Fort Worth, TX:
    Psalm 84:11, ESV
    For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Leave a Reply

To receive a daily digest of comments on this post, enter your email address below: