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. 851
    Maria Hennings says:

    Maria Hennings, from West Des Moines, Iowa
    That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
    1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT

  2. 852
    Cecilia Flowers says:

    Cecilia, Fort Worth TX
    Psalm 141:4 NLT
    “Don’t let me drift toward evil or partake in acts of wickedness. Don’t let me share in the delicacies of those who do wrong.”

  3. 853
    Lucinda Bomberger says:

    Lucinda Bomberger
    Watsontown, PA

    Jeremiah 31:13 ESV
    “Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.”

  4. 854
    Connie Harper says:

    Connie, Tyler, TX. Oh, satisfy us with your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.Psalm 90:14 NKJ

  5. 855
    Michelle Lyon says:

    Michelle from Fort Collins, CO. “I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8 NRSV

  6. 856
    Darbi French says:

    Darbi F., Mount Vernon, OH

    Philippians 3:8New International Version (NIV)

    8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ

  7. 857
    Doretta Sellers says:

    Doretta Sellers from Ada, Oklahoma

    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    1 Cor. 13:13 NIV

  8. 858
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson
    Bloomdale, OH

    “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)

  9. 859
    Tanis says:

    Tanis from Cranbook, BC.

    Psalm 34:7 HCSB

    The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.

  10. 860
    Emily Miceli says:

    Emily Miceli, Porter, TX:

    To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

    Jude 24-25

  11. 861
    Camille Benson says:

    Camille Benson, Maryville, TN-“Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  12. 862
    Lyndsay says:

    Lyndsay Salvador, New Castle, IN.
    Matthew 10:39–NLT
    “If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.”

  13. 863

    Brielle Smith from North Augusta, South Carolina: “Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind. Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of His works with songs of joy.” ~Psalm 107:21-22 NIV

  14. 864
    Candy says:

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
    Psalm 32:8 NLT

  15. 865
    Judy Locke says:

    Judy Locke

    Pensacola, FL

    “I think my God in all my remembrance of you,” ESV

  16. 866
    Jane Lakey says:

    Jane Lakey, Panama City Beach , Fl

    Psalm 73:23-26, NIV
    Yet I am always with You, You hold me by Your right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You take me into Your glory. Whom have I in Heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire but You. My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and portion forever.

  17. 867
    Debi says:

    Debi from Wills Point, TX

    No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

    Psalm 25:3, NIV

  18. 868
    Pamm Wynn says:

    Pamm W. from Albuquerque, NM
    “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it”
    Song of Solomon 8:7 (NIV)

  19. 869
    Cammie says:

    Cammie Schnautz Pasadena, Tx – Hebrews 11:5 By Faith Enoch was translated tht he should not see death: and was not found because God translated himfor before his translation he had this testimony, that he please God.

  20. 870
    Sharice Latham says:

    Sharice, Shelby, NC “The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 HCSB

  21. 871
    Whitney Locke says:

    Whitney Locke

    Pensacola, FL

    “among whom we all once living in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.” Ephesians 2:3 ESV

  22. 872
    Kelley says:

    “I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2 NIV

  23. 873
    Sharon L says:

    Sharon L from Pasadena, CA “You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” Psalm 139:3 NIV

  24. 874
    micmabella says:

    Michelle Vandeven
    Woodstock, VT

    Cease striving and know that I am God. NASB Psalm 46:10B

  25. 875
    Abi Khavari says:

    Abi from Arvada, CO

    “We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” Romans 6:6 (ESV)

  26. 876
    Charmaine says:

    Charmaine, Miami, FL — “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

  27. 877
    Lynne says:

    Ez 36:26
    I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; l will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh

  28. 878
    Kim Kempf says:

    Kim Kempf, Lancaster, Ohio

    I am teaching you the way of wisdom;
    I am guiding you on straight paths.
    When you walk, your steps will not be hindered;
    when you run, you will not stumble.

    Proverbs 4:11-12 HCSB

  29. 879
    Pam says:

    His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5 (NIV)

  30. 880
    Lori Causyn says:

    Lori Causyn, Kenora, Ontario
    “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control”. 2 Timothy 1:7

  31. 881
    Jessup Lyon says:

    Jessup from Fort Collins, CO. “There are “Friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 NLT

  32. 882
    Shadow Welty says:

    James 1:7-That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.-NIV

  33. 883
    Melissa Brazier says:

    Melissa Brazier, Lawrenceburg, TN “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” ESV

  34. 884
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Wellington, KS
    There are three things that will endure – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love. 1Corinthians 13:13 NLT

  35. 885
    Cathy Scott says:

    San Bernardino Ca.
    Indeed , let no one who waits on you be ashamed let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.Psalm:25:3 nkjv.

  36. 886
    Lori Smith says:

    Lori Smith, Little Rock Arkansas
    Hebrews 4:16 NIV Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

  37. 887
    Carmela Bendetta says:

    Carmela Bendetta from Canton, Ohio: “Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37 NIV

  38. 888
    Jill Paullus says:

    Jill P., Ames, IA “And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.” Matthew 14:25 (ESV)

  39. 889
    Melissa Brazier says:

    2 Corinthians 7:10 🙂

  40. 890
    Rhonda Jackson says:

    Rhonda Jackson of Godfrey, Illinois – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 KJV

  41. 891
    Cheryl Moses says:

    Cheryl Moses – Houston, Tx

    “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one…” John 17:22 NIV

  42. 892
    Vicki Morton says:

    By this the love of God was manifested in us,that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. I John 4:9 NASB

  43. 893
    Sherrie Lynn says:

    Sherrie Lynn, Collierville, TN
    1 Peter 3:10 HCSB For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit,

  44. 894
    Toni Sidler says:

    Toni Sidler, Argyle, TX
    But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NASB

  45. 895
    Kim Hower says:

    When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

  46. 896
    Linda Trammell says:

    Conyers, GA. 1 Peter 3:10 KJV
    For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from, and his lips that they speak no guile.

  47. 897
    Anita Byers says:

    “I have told you these things,so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”. John 16:33 NIV

  48. 898
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Albany, OR
    Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
    Psalm 25:3 NASB

  49. 899
    Sherry McCurrie says:

    Sherry McCurrie; Russellville, AR

    But godliness with contentment is great gain.
    1Timothy 6:6 KJV

  50. 900
    Joyce D says:

    Col. 3:3-4 esv
    For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (4) When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

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