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. 551

    “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,”
    ‭‭II Timothy‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭NKJV

  2. 552
    Christin Dockum says:

    James 1:5
    If any of you lack wisdom he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault in it will be given to you.

  3. 553
    Gayla says:

    Gayla Mckinney, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
    For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV

  4. 554
    Linda Pierson says:

    Linda, Las Vegas, NV
    They do nothing wrong; they walk in His ways.
    Psalm 119:3 NIV

  5. 555
    Brenda Russell says:

    Brenda Russell Hendersonville TN
    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  6. 556
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia – “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.” Psalm 125:2

  7. 557
    Julie says:

    Julie Foster, Niceville Florida

    But Ruth said,
    “Entreat me not to leave you,
    Or to turn back from following after you;
    For wherever you go, I will go;
    And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
    Your people shall be my people;
    And your God, my God.”
    Ruth 1:16 NKJV

  8. 558
    Liz Weinert says:

    Liz from Austin, TX – nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. Acts 17:25

  9. 559
    Angie Wilt says:

    Angie Wilt from Kansas City, Missouri: “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Jeremiah 31:25 NIV84

  10. 560
    Tina Duckett says:

    Tina Duckett, Happy Valley, OR
    Ephesians 1:4, NCV
    “That is, in Christ, he chose us in him before the world was made so that we would be his holy people, people without blame before him.”

  11. 561
    Connie Kempf says:

    Connie from Eugene, Oregon

    “That which we have seen and heard we declare unto you, that you may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ”. NKJV I John 1:3

  12. 562
    Deb Cochran says:

    From Milan, MI

    2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.

  13. 563
    Joan says:

    Joan (Coppell, TX): “Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:9 NIV

  14. 564
    Lucille Goins says:

    Lucille Goins, New Bloomfield Mo.
    Jude 1 & 2 NKJV
    Jude a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:
    2 Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

  15. 565
    Justine Sama says:

    Justine Sama, Fort Worth, TX
    “He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  16. 566
    Kim Freeman says:

    Kim Freeman Fort Worth Tx Psalm 139:3 NIV
    You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways.

  17. 567
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Indiana. Exodus 14:14 The LORD will fight for you and you have only to be silent. ESV

  18. 568
    Susan Teets says:

    Susan Teets, Dewittville, NY, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 NIV

  19. 569
    Jamie Wellman says:

    Jamie Wellman, Grandview, MO

    “‘You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ So not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you.”
    2 Chronicles 20:17 NASB

  20. 570
    Shelley Seagler says:

    Shelley from Ft. Worth, TX

    “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:2 (NIV)

  21. 571
    Linda Neely says:

    Linda in Chester, VA
    “You see me when I travel & when I rest at home. You know everything I do.”
    Psalm 139:3 (NLT)

  22. 572
    Michèle says:

    Michèle, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
    “God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.” Acts 10:40-41 ESV

  23. 573
    Tammy Jones says:

    Tammy J. Gadsden, Alabama
    Ephesians 1:4-6 “For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.” HCSB

  24. 574
    Charlotte Caudill-Glockner says:

    Charlotte Caudill-Glockner from Lexington, KY: “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,” Revelation 21:9,10 NKJV

  25. 575
    Kerri says:

    Kerri, Kansas City,MO

    If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?
    James 2:3‭-‬4 NLT

  26. 576

    Stevie, Fort Worth, TX Luke 12:27-31 (NIV)

    “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

  27. 577
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Noblesville, IN
    Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalms 55:22 NLT

  28. 578
    Courtney Vinzant says:

    Courtney from San Diego, CA Hebrews 11:6– “But without faith is is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarded of those who diligently see Him.”(NKJV)

  29. 579
    Katie Melton says:

    Katie Melton from Loganville, GA
    Galatians 2:20 ESV
    “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

  30. 580
    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham from Tucson, Arizona: “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
    John 1:3 ESV

  31. 581
    Marsha R says:

    Marsha R. Columbia SC
    He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
    Psalm 91:4 ESV

  32. 582
    Tracy Chapman says:

    Tracy – Andice, TX

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
    and I will give you rest.
    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
    for I am gentle and humble in heart,
    and you will find rest for your souls.
    For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
    Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

  33. 583
    Carol Hartley says:

    Carol Hartley Montgomery Al

     However, as it is written:
    “What no eye has seen,
        what no ear has heard,
    and what no human mind has conceived”
        the things God has prepared for those who love him—

    I Corinthians 2:9 NIV

  34. 584
    Jessica H says:

    Jessica H from Chaska, MN – ““Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!”
    ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-23‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  35. 585
    Christi says:

    Christi Knoxville,TN
    2 Corinthians 9:8
    And God is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times having all that you need you may abound in every good work. NIV

  36. 586
    Betty Reid says:

    Comment for January 1, 2017
    Betty Reid, Cypress Texas Psalm 8:2 NIV
    From the lips of children and infants You have ordained praise because of your enemies to silence the foe and he avenger.

  37. 587
    Ellie Gosnell says:

    Ellie, Lady Lake, FL
    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except though me.” John 14:16 NIV

  38. 588
    Elaine says:

    Elaine from Fresno CA: when you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2

  39. 589
    Syneva Mullins says:

    Syneva, Topeka, Kansas
    “You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:3

  40. 590
    Betty Reid says:

    Betty Reid, Cypress, Texas Romans 8:22 NIV

    We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

  41. 591
    dawn rowden says:

    Dawn,Astoria OR, Proverbs 3:5-6 “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 quide you on the right path.” (HCSB)

  42. 592
    Jen Lee says:

    Jen Lee, Ames, IA: Psalm 112:7 (NIV)
    He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

  43. 593
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville, NC
    Psalm 25:3-“Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed; let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.” KJV

  44. 594
    Alisha Williams says:

    Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, 4 and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Romans 1:3,4

  45. 595
    Susan says:

    Susan from Mahomet, IL: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” NIV

  46. 596
    Marta Saneholtz says:

    Marta Forty Fort, PA
    If you live in Me (abide vitally united to Me) and My words remain in you and continues to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
    John 15:7 AMPC

  47. 597
    Debbie Berman says:

    Debbie Berman from Boyd, TX

    “Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.” Psalm 25:3. ESV

  48. 598
    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God
    2 Cor 5:21 NIV

  49. 599
    Jules Lane says:

    Jules from the Rocky Mtns, Colorado:
    “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.” ~ Proverbs 3:13-14 (ESV)

  50. 600
    Keely Pettijohn says:

    Keely in Hermann, MO, “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. “. Hebrews 12:3

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