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. 451
    Dottie Morrow says:

    Dottie Morrow, Mansfield, TX

    She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her. Proverbs 3:18 NKJV

  2. 452
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- 5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6 The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Psalm 116:5-6 (NIV84)

  3. 453
    Regina says:

    Regina Orr, Floydada, Texas

    ” My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.” Psalm 34:2 ESV

  4. 454
    Carol Bowden says:

    Carol, Conyers,GA
    “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)

  5. 455
    Chrissy Hunt says:

    Chrissy, Overland Park, KS

    “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?”

    -Romans 8:24

  6. 456
    Tricia Reid says:

    Tricia from Oakville, Ontario:

    “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
    ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:4-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  7. 457
    Cynda says:

    Cynda Valley Park, MO
    Zechariah 4:10a NLT
    Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,

  8. 458
    Marsha says:

    Marsha Lundquist from New Castle, IN Galatians 5:24-25,NIV “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

  9. 459
    Lori K says:

    Lori K from San Jose, CA–Hebrews 12:1b-2
    “And let us run with endurance the race set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of Faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

  10. 460
    Sandra Mauldin says:

    Sandra, Rock Hill, SC

    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

  11. 461
    Jamie Marsh says:

    Jamie from Irving TX:
    “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” Psalms‬ ‭23: 4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  12. 462
    Mary Ruth says:

    Mary Ruth from Normal, IL – “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)

  13. 463
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy from Hazlehurst
    Psalm 103:3(ESV)- who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

  14. 464
    Kim says:

    Kim, Pittsburg, Mo
    “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT

  15. 465
    Karen Morgan says:

    Karen from Hanahan, SC – Psalm 138:1 (NLT) I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods.

  16. 466
    Desiree Richardson says:

    Desiree Richardson from Dallas, Texas “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Colossians 3:3-4 NIV

  17. 467
    Judy McDonald says:

    The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish
    Psalm 25:17

  18. 468
    Kim Gilliam says:

    Kim Gilliam from Colonial Heights, VA

    “In Your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.”
    Psalm 28:29 NLT

  19. 469
    marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Houston, TX; “I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” John 6:35 NIV

  20. 470
    Cathy says:

    Cathy from Hot Springs, AR – Matt. 6:10
    “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” NIV

  21. 471
    Sarah K. says:

    Sarah, Lincoln, NE … “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)

  22. 472
    Kayley says:

    Kayley Hibbert from Quincy, IL
    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

  23. 473
    Lesley Rhodes says:

    Lesley, Oceanside, CA.

    “The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. [5] Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” Psalm 1:4-5, ESV

  24. 474
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen Dimmitt from Hayden, Idaho: Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, you will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:20 – 21 NIV

  25. 475
    Lisa Estes says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philemon 1:3 NKJV

  26. 476
    Margie Dudley says:

    Margie Dudley from Moncks Corner, South Carolina: Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. Romans 12:3 NLT

  27. 477
    Amy Carter says:

    Amy Carter, Charleston, SC Psalm 25:3 Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. (NKJV)

  28. 478
    Ellen Gee says:

    Ellen Gee Orlando Florida. Deuteronomy 30:6 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.

  29. 479
    Martie Carter says:

    Martie from Belton, Texas

    We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though Christ were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

    2 Corinthians 5:20

  30. 480
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from Ontario Canada
    “For shoes, put on the peace that comes with the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.”
    Ephesians 6:15 NLT

  31. 481
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila from Beckley, WV
    Psalm 33:20-22
    We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.

  32. 482
    Gina Lockridge says:

    Gina from Gadsden

    Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases

    Psalm 103:3 NKJV

  33. 483
    Melanie Grace says:

    Melanie from Greenbrier, TN

    Isaiah 43:11 (TLB)

    “I am the Lord, and there is no other Savior.”

  34. 484
    Rita Harrison says:

    Rita in Cantonment, FL

    “Do not fear, for I am with you;
    Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
    Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
    Isaiah 41:10 NASB

  35. 485
    Cindy Kessler says:

    Cindy Kessler, Rock Hill, SC – “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29 (NIV)

  36. 486
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Columbus, OH
    1 John 3:3 ESV
    And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

  37. 487
    Gwen says:

    Gwen from Billings, MT:

    All your children will be taught by the Lord,
    and great will be their peace.
    In righteousness you will be established:
    Tyranny will be far from you;
    you will have nothing to fear.
    Isaiah 54:13-14b NIV

  38. 488
    Becky Montague says:

    Becky from Winder, GA.
    “For what the law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin.”
    Romans 8:3 (NASB)

  39. 489
    Ingrid says:

    Ingrid from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

    My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed
    Ps 71:23 ESV

  40. 490
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder Toledo, Ohio II Timothy 1:8-10 HCSB
    “So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me His prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 10 This has now been made evident through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, Who has abolished death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

  41. 491
    Tammy says:


    Do not let this Book of Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

    Joshua 1:8 NIV

  42. 492
    Jen from Cali says:

    Jen from Cali
    “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” I Peter 1:5 KJV

  43. 493
    Punky Tolson says:

    Punky Tolson from Dallas, Texas: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philemon 3 ESV

  44. 494
    Judy McCarver says:

    Judy McCarver Houston, Texas I will glory in the Lord;
    let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Psalm 34:2 NIV

  45. 495
    Denise says:

    I’m Denise from Louisiana.

    Verse 3 is proverbs 5:21-22

    For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord.
    And He examines all his paths

  46. 496
    Jill says:

    Jill Plano, 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 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  47. 497
    Stacy Brozek says:

    Stacy, Houston TX

    …”but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

    Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  48. 498
    Brooklyn Long from Arvada, CO says:

    Brooklyn from Arvada, CO.

    “I am not trying to please people. I want to please God. Do you think I am trying to please people? If I were doing that, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 (CEV)

  49. 499
    Kelly JS says:

    Moose Jaw SK, Canada

    “The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    My heart trusted in Him,
    And I am helped;
    Therefore my heart rejoices,
    And with my song
    I will praise Him!
    Psalm 28:7 NKJV

  50. 500
    Julie Tilman says:

    Julie from Ontario, California. “Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.” Philippians 4:1 ESV

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