SSMT 2017: Verse 3!


Hey Everyone! Time for our next verse! Queen Esther and I are inching our way through the one-chapter book of Philemon so this puts me on the third verse:

Beth Moore from Houston, Texas: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philemon 3 ESV




I love, love, LOVE the verse below if you could use a recommendation this time around. I love what it promises. I love its rhythm. I love that it moves from “God is able” to the promise that frail humans like us who trust in Him “will abound in EVERY GOOD WORK.” Abundant life (John 10:10) abounds in good works. That, Darling, will preach.


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 Corinthians 9:8 NIV



I love you. I’m proud of you. May Jesus be all over you today, loved ones.


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  1. 1
    Debbie, Jacksonville, FL says:

    Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down,
    And art intimately acquainted with all my ways.

    Psalm 139:3 NASB

  2. 2
    Alyssa K Mochen says:

    Alyssa K Mochen
    Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.
    1 John 5:14-15 MSG

  3. 3
    Vicki Meacham says:

    Vicki from Ozark, Alabama
    I will boast in the Lord; the humble will hear and be glad.
    Psalm 34:2 HCSB

  4. 4
    Carol Zymroz says:

    Carol Z – Cooper City, FL

    Wait with hope for the Lord. Be strong and let your heart be courageous. Yes, wait with hope on the Lord. Psalm 27:14 (GW)

  5. 5
    Joy French says:

    Joy French from Georgetown, TX – “You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight.” Psalm 139:3 The Message

  6. 6
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI
    “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they shall be comforted.”
    Matthew 5:3-4 ESV

  7. 7
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good, and pleasing, and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NLT)

  8. 8
    Brenda Lyon says:

    Brenda Lyon from Wagoner, OK ~ “Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:3 NLT

  9. 9
    Kay Guerrero says:

    Kay, Deer Park, TX
    James 1:3 NIV ’84
    “…3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”

  10. 10
    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.
    Romans 12:1 NLT

  11. 11
    Billie January says:

    Billie, Yucca Valley, CA
    “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)

  12. 12
    Dennina Keen says:

    Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being praise his holy name. Psalm 103: 1 NIV

  13. 13
    Claire Phillips says:

    Claire Phillips, Topeka, Kansas:
    Psalm 71:18 (ESV)

    So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

  14. 14
    Leah Pease says:

    Leah, Kansas City, MO

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
    Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

  15. 15
    Gina Rose Caithamer says:

    Gina from Naperville, IL:Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.
    Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 HCSB

  16. 16
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Walla Walla, “Show me the path where I should walk, O LORD; point out the right road for me to follow.” Psalm 25:4 NLT

  17. 17
    Donna says:

    Donna from Beavercreek, OH: Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. Rev. 4:4 (NIV)

  18. 18

    Amanda Porter. Kansas City, MO. “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” -Galatians 5:13 (ESV)

  19. 19
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Gabbard from Livingston, KY ~ My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. Psalm 34:2 KJV

  20. 20
    Melody says:

    Melody from Borden, IN: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  21. 21
    Rachel Cleveland says:

    Rachel from Adams, TN: “Praise the LORD, o my soul,, and forget not his benefits.” Ps 103:2 NIV

  22. 22
    Jerrie Reynolds says:

    Jerrie – Longview, TX
    The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house says the Lord Almighty. And in the place I will grant peace declares the Lord Almighty. Haggai 2:9 (NIV)

  23. 23
    Jennifer Millican says:

    I commit! Jennifer Millican from Spring, Texas:
    “Trust in the Lord and do good;
    Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
    Delight yourself in the Lord;
    And He will give you the desires of your heart.
    Commit your way to the Lord,
    Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
    He will bring forth your righteousness as the light
    And your judgment as the noonday.”
    Psalm 37:3-6 NASB

  24. 24
    Donna Antrim says:

    Donna Antrim from Mountain View, MO: “For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.” Psalm 143 ESV

  25. 25
    Susie says:

    Susie from Northville, MI
    Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,
    Matt. 5:1 NIV

  26. 26
    Lesley says:

    Lesley from California: “A tale bearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.” Proverbs 11:13 KJV

  27. 27
    Morgan Russell says:

    Morgan Russell from Tyler, TX:
    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  28. 28
    Peggy Miles says:

    Peggy Miles from Jackson, Michigan

    Of the Son He says,
    “Thy throne, o God, is forever and ever. And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.”
    Hebrews 1:8 (NASB)

  29. 29
    Anita Jansen says:

    Anita Jansen, Red Deer Alberta Canada

    Missed my 2nd verse Jeremiah 10:6 No one is like you LORD, you are great and your Name is mighty in power. NIV

    3rd Verse: Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the earth revere Him. Psalm 33:8 NIV

  30. 30
    Laura Stovall says:

    Laura Stovall from DeQuincy, La
    “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long and the one the Lord loves rests between His sholders.” Deuteronomy 33:12 NIV

  31. 31
    Tara Cook says:

    Tara Cook from Cleveland, Ohio

    Psalm 126:4-6 MSG

    And now God do it again- bring rains to our drought-stricken lives so that those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, so those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing with armloads of blessing.

  32. 32
    Meredith Buchanan says:

    Meredith B
    Collierville Tn.

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run the race with perseverance, the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1 Life Application Bible NRS

    Dedicated to my DAD!

  33. 33
    Dot Dunaway says:

    Dot from Wilmer AL
    Hebrews 10:24-25. NIV
    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
    Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing,
    But let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

  34. 34
    Arlene C. says:

    Arlene C. from Georgetown TX: 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

  35. 35
    Diana says:

    Diana, North Attleboro, MA
    For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
    to protect you in all your ways.
    Psalm 91:11 HCSB

  36. 36
    Janice Pitchford says:

    Janice in Abbeville, AL

    “You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways”
    -Psalm 139:3 NKJV

  37. 37
    Margaret Neil says:

    Margaret Neil, Jackson, TN

    I will sing to the Lord, because he is good to me. Psalm 13:6 NLT

  38. 38
    Angela Evon says:

    And this same God Who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. NLT

    Angela Evon, Windsor Mill, MD

    • 38.1
      Angela Evon says:

      And this same God Who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19 NLT

      Angela Evon, Windsor Mill, MD

  39. 39
    Laura says:

    Laura from Sebree,KY
    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 (NIV)

  40. 40
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen, Ramona, CA –

    “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” – John 15:4 (ESV)

  41. 41
    Erica Oursland says:

    Erica from Kalispell, MT: “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians 1:1 NIV

  42. 42
    Ruth Malinowski says:

    Ruth Kitchener, ON

    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
    Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they display knowledge.

    Psalm 19:1,2 (NIV)

  43. 43

    Valerie Keyser from Fort Myers, Florida: “…but the word of God is not bound!”

    2 Timothy 2:9b ESV

  44. 44
    Kali LaPrade says:

    Kali LaPrade from Tyler, Texas: “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24 NIV

  45. 45
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, KY
    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith…
    1 Peter 5:8,9a NIV84

  46. 46
    Kim Curtis says:

    Kim Curtis from Tulsa,OK
    He forgives all of my sins and heals all of my diseases. Psalm 103:3

  47. 47
    Dana Nance says:

    Dana Nance
    Blue Ridge, Tx

    You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
    Psalm 139:3 NIV (1984)

  48. 48
    Bobbie Lutz says:

    Bobbie Lutz College Station, Tx
    Proverbs 13:3 (NIV)
    He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.

  49. 49
    Marilyn DeCoursey says:

    Marilyn from Rochester Hills, Michigan

    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our Faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 NIV

  50. 50
    Katrinna says:

    Katrinna, Bossier City, LA, “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 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

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