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. 601
    Louise Shytle says:

    For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

    I Corinthians 1: 18

  2. 602
    Kim says:

    Kim, Richland, WA (Maui today:)!

    The joy of the Lord is my strength.
    Nehemiah 8:10

  3. 603
    Patricia says:

    February 1, 2017

    “I take joy in doing your will, my God,
    for your instructions are written on
    my heart.”

    Psalm 40:8

  4. 604
    Sarah Cooper says:

    Sarah, Remington, VA

    Psalm 91:2 “I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

  5. 605
    Hannah Johnson says:

    Hannah from Elmira, Ontario
    “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9 NIV

  6. 606
    Becky says:

    Becky Bell Westerville, Ohio
    The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1. NIV

  7. 607
    Susan Scott says:

    For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV)

  8. 608
    Dianne Detrick says:

    Dianne Detrick, Magnolia TX

    2 Timothy 1:4-5 (NIV) Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. (5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

  9. 609
    Patricia Gandy says:

    February 1, 2017

    “I take joy in doing your will, my God,
    for your instructions are written on
    my heart.”

    Psalm 40:8

  10. 610
    Kimber says:

    Kimberly, Idaho
    NIV Romans 12:9-12 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

  11. 611
    Dawn Hooper says:

    Dawn – Pampa,Texas
    Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

  12. 612
    Julianne M says:

    Julianne M. – Grass Valley, CA
    Psalm 25:3 NIV
    No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come to those who are treacherous without cause.

  13. 613
    Lori Morgan says:

    Lori Morgan from Murray, KY: “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139:1-2 NIV

  14. 614
    Elaine says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs, Georgia ~ But be sure to fear the LORD and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you.
    ‭‭(1 Samuel‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

  15. 615
    Deborah Solid from Norcross, Georgia says:

    “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.” I Thessalonians 5:4 (NKJV)

  16. 616
    Delite Ritter says:

    Delite Ritter Westpoint, IN
    “He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.” Psalm 121:3 NASB

  17. 617
    Amy says:

    Amy from Hobe Sound, FL “You therefore,my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
    2 Timothy 2:1 HCSB

  18. 618
    Monica Lebsack says:

    Monica from Bay City, MI
    “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” Colossians 3:23‭-‬24 NLT

  19. 619
    Deborah says:

    Deborah ~ Sawyer, KS

    Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise;
    Psalm 119:41 ESV

  20. 620
    Callee Maglothin says:

    Callee from Houston, TX “For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, the world powers of this darkness, and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.” -Ephesians 6:12-12 HCSB

  21. 621
    Debbie Fitzpatrick says:

    Debbie Fitzpatrick, Bossier City, LA
    I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:24 NIV

  22. 622
    Diane Ellison says:

    Diane from Littleton, CO

    For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.

    Ephesians 5:8-10 NIV

  23. 623
    Ashley says:

    Ashley Jackson Chico, Ca
    John 15:1-2
    I am the true vine and my father is the vine dresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

  24. 624
    Dawn Edgell says:

    Dawn Edgell from Pottsville, Arkansas: Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:6 NIV

  25. 625
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV

    13. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
    14. Do everything in love.

  26. 626
    Susan Klapesky says:

    Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Psalms 119:97 NKJV

  27. 627
    Marcelene Silver says:

    Marcelene S, Tucson AZ

    “I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, when I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day.” 2 Timothy 1:3 (HCSB)

  28. 628
    Susan Harris says:

    Tyler, Texas
    February 1, 2017 at 2:14 p.m.
    “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge.”
    2 Peter 1:5 (ESV)

  29. 629
    Kelsi says:

    Kelsi from Altoona, WI

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

    2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

  30. 630
    Laurie Wells says:

    Romans 8:38-39
    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  31. 631
    Karen Sanders says:

    Karen Sanders, Burleson, TX: “While people are saying, “Peace and safety”, destruction will come on them suddenly as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:3 NIV

  32. 632
    Pam says:

    Pam from Centerville, Texas
    Psalm 25:3
    Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed, let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

  33. 633
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY, “Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience,” Hebrews 4:6 ESV

  34. 634
    Shannon S says:

    Shannon S. Jackson, WY
    But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says,“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.I have called you by name; you are mine.
    Isaiah 43:1 NLT

  35. 635
    Wendy Bashor says:

    Wendy Bashor from Lone Butte, BC: “Indeed, he who watches over you will neither slumber or sleep.” Psalm 121:4 NIV

  36. 636
    Amanda King says:

    Amanda King from Elizabethville, PA

    “And His mercy is for those who fear Him from generation to generation. ” Luke 1:50 (ESV)

  37. 637
    Teresa Gunderson says:

    Teresa, Orange City. “Come, let us discuss this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 (HCSB)

  38. 638
    Kelly S. says:

    Kelly S. From Dripping Springs,TX – 2Samuel 22:29 NIV
    “You, Lord are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.”

  39. 639
    Anne Greski says:

    Anne in Atlanta, GA
    “As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.” Psalm 16:3 (NIV)

  40. 640
    Marilyn F Davis says:

    Marilyn F Davis from Kearney Nebraska “surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.” Psalm 91:3 NIV

  41. 641
    Jessica McKenney says:

    Jessica from Penrod, KY

    “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
    Proverbs 3:6 ESV

  42. 642
    Carol VanderWal says:

    The LORD says, I will teach you and guide you in the way you should live, I will watch over you and be your guide. Ps. 32:8 ESV

  43. 643
    Kristy says:

    Kristy from Cottage Grove, MN: Letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. Romans 8:6 (NLT)

  44. 644
    Pam Marshall says:

    Pam Marshall from Mason Ohio:
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

  45. 645
    S. Kranz says:

    From Ravendale, CA:
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
    present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 NIV

  46. 646
    Helena Fulmer says:

    Helena from Paradise, PA—-

    “He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” ~~ Micah 6:8 (RSV)

  47. 647
    Birdie Cutair says:

    Proverbs 25:26 (NIV)
    Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
    are the righteous who give way to the wicked.

  48. 648
    Kathy says:

    “Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips.” Psalms 141:3 NLT

  49. 649
    Evangeline Williams says:

    Evangeline- Houston TX

    Psalm 62:1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; From Him comes my salvation. AMP version

  50. 650
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, San Marcos, CA – Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. I Peter 4:8 NIV

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