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. 501
    Tammy says:

    Tammy from Apple Valley, MN – Psalms 31:3 ESV “For you are my rock and fortress and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me.”

  2. 502
    Nikola says:

    Nikola, Langley, Canada
    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” Ephesians 1:3-4 NIV

  3. 503
    Deb says:

    Deb in Windsor, CT:

    “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” – 1 Timothy 4:16 (NIV)

  4. 504
    Amy Hammond says:

    For thus says the Lord God,the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not, And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses”— Therefore you shall flee! And, “We will ride on swift horses ”— Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift!
    Isaiah 30:15‭-‬16 NKJV

  5. 505
    Patience Nason says:

    Patience Nason, Citrus Heights, CA
    “When you come, bring the cloak I left in Troas with Carpus, as well as the scrolls, especially the parchments.” 2 Timothy 4:13

  6. 506
    Sherri says:

    Sherri from NC – “But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Is. 64:8, ESV

  7. 507
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Birmingham, AL
    so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, Ephesians 3:17 NIV

  8. 508
    Sydni Chambers says:

    Sydni — Nashville, Tennessee

    “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭34:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  9. 509
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, St. Catharines, ON
    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

  10. 510
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Michelle O’Banion from Grandview,Texas

    Your righteousness shall go before you;
    the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8 ESV

  11. 511
    Judy Frederick says:

    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2Corinthians 4:18NIV

  12. 512
    Martha McElhaney says:

    Martha McElhaney. Ooltewah TN
    Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Romans 12: 12 HCSB

  13. 513
    Janet Baker says:

    Janet Baker from Waterloo, Ontario: “Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” Ephesians 4:1-2 NLT

  14. 514
    Abigail says:

    Abigail, Chattanooga,TN

    Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.
    24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
    keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
    25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
    fix your gaze directly before you.
    26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
    and be steadfast in all your ways.

    -Proverbs 4:23-26 (NIV)

  15. 515
    Ann Pederson says:

    Ann from Berthoud, Colorado
    “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:1-2.

  16. 516
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA
    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. ~ Gal. 2:20a (NIV)

  17. 517
    Georgia Smith says:

    Georgia Smith from Bristow , Oklahoma:
    The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
    Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” (NKJV)

  18. 518

    Sarah LeJeune
    Cypress, California

    “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 ESV

  19. 519
    Debbie Wahlbrink says:

    Debbie from Fort Thomas, KY
    He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.
    Psalm 23:2 NIV

  20. 520
    Carol says:

    Carol from OK
    “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.”
    Jude 3 NIV

  21. 521

    Diane LeJeune
    Fairview, Tennessee

    “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 ESV

  22. 522
    Barbara says:

    Barbara from North Potomac,Maryland
    “To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be controlled by the
    Spirit results in life and peace.”
    Romans 8:6 TEV

  23. 523
    Becky says:

    Becky from Lawrenceville, GA “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” 2 Cor 9:8 (KJV)

  24. 524
    Susan Jameson says:

    Susan J. – Corrales, NM.
    Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.
    Psalm 27:14 NLT

  25. 525
    Stephanie B. says:

    Stephanie from Augusta
    Deuteronomy 6:4-6 ESV
    Hear, O Isreal: the LORD our God the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.

  26. 526
    Angie Blankenship says:

    Angie from Bixby:
    “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains. From where shall my help come?”
    Ps. 121:1

  27. 527
    Kristy McIntyre says:

    Kristy McIntyre, Eugene, Oregon – Ephesians 1:3 NIV
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

  28. 528
    Donna White says:

    Donna, Florence, AL: Ephesians 1:4 Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.NKJV

  29. 529
    Alaina Head says:

    Alaina // Tyler, Texas

    The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are attentive to their cry.

    Psalm 34:15 NIV

  30. 530
    Michele Jacobs says:

    Michele from Springfield, VA
    “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” -Jeremiah 29:12 (NIV)

  31. 531
    Peggyann Calderwood says:

    Peggyann Calderwood, Crestview, Florida

    Be strong and courageous do not be afraid or terrified for the Lord your God goes with you ~ He will never leave you nor forsake you.
    Deuteronomy 31:6

    Always Remember JESUS LOVES YOU

  32. 532
    Melissa Eaton says:

    Melissa E Anna, TX

    “He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields it’s fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does he prospers.”

    Pslams 1:3 ESV

  33. 533
    Holly J says:

    Holly J from Santa Monica, CA – “You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways.” – Psalm 139:3, NASB

  34. 534
    Sharon Thomas says:

    Sharon T, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

    Matthew 22:37

    Jesus replied, ” Love the Lord your God with all you heart, all your soul, and with all your mind.


  35. 535
    Laura Grassi says:

    Laura Grassi, Denver, CO
    “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” Philippians 2:14-15 ESV

  36. 536
    Jody Emmons says:

    Titus 2:3 (NKJV)

    the older women likewise that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to wine, teachers of good things

  37. 537
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline Your ear to me and save me. –Psalm 71:2 NASB

  38. 538
    Debbie Johnson says:

    Debbie from Orlando…
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV

  39. 539
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, from Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Phil. 2:14. Amplified
    Do everything without murmuring or questioning (the providence of God),

  40. 540
    Stephanie Rafferty says:

    Stephanie from La Habra, CA “No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.” Psalm 25:3 NIV

  41. 541
    Susan says:


    9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.

    Isaiah 46:9

  42. 542
    Karen Maggi says:

    Karen Maggi, Southlake, TX

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

  43. 543
    Suzy Edwards says:

    Suzy – Smyrna, GA

    5- You sweep them away as with a flood, they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning;

    6- in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.

    Psalm 90:5 & 6

  44. 544
    Sandra, Ruskin, Florida says:

    Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:6-7 NASB

  45. 545
    Linda Steinacher says:

    Linda Steinacher Wichita, Ks
    “Come back to God Almighty and he’ll rebuild your life. Clean house of everything evil.”
    Job 22:23 The Message

  46. 546
    Nancy Maddox says:

    Nancy Maddox from Fort Worth: While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” Then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3

  47. 547
    Shirley says:

    Shirley from Colorado. Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Luke 7:48 (HCST)

  48. 548
    Meredith Heilmann says:

    Meredith from Johnstown, OH: For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. -2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)

  49. 549
    Kathryn Andrews says:

    Kathryn Andrews, Chattanooga, Tn
    James 1:1-3 NIV: James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: greetings. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

  50. 550
    Sally Cressman says:

    Sally Cressman from Brentwood, TN

    I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
    1 John 2:12 (NIV)

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