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. 101

    Annette, Richmond, TX

    Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
    yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

    Isa 53:4-5 ESV

  2. 102
    Gail Peacock says:

    Gail Peacock, Longview, Texas

    And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:17b-18‬ ‭(NIV‬‬)

  3. 103
    Sheree' D., Iredell, TX says:

    Psalm 1:2 NIV

    But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

  4. 104
    Janice Barber says:

    Psalm 51:3 NIV For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.

  5. 105
    Andrea Herring says:

    Andrea Herring from New London, NC: “and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.” 1 Timothy 6:5 (ESV)

  6. 106
    Kasyn Peacock says:

    Kasyn Peacock, Longview, Texas

    “None of you should look out just for your own good. You should also look out for the good of others.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭(NIRV)‬‬

  7. 107
    Roseanne Burdick says:

    Roseanne, Tacoma, Wa
    The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make his face shine upon you
    and be gracious to you; The Lord lift
    up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
    Numbers 6:24-26 ESV

  8. 108
    Vicki Walters says:

    Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Vicki Merriam, KS

  9. 109
    Devi says:

    Devi, Singapore
    Also, don’t take seriously every word spoken, such as when you hear your servant speaking badly of you;
    Ecc 7:21 CJB

  10. 110
    Carol Marroquin says:

    Carol Marroquin, Hewitt, TX – Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. Romans 12:1 NASB

  11. 111
    Marcy Stearns says:

    Marcy, Eagle Bridge, NY

    Psalm 25:14 (ESV) “The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him and he makes known to them his covenant.”

  12. 112
    Fay Gossen says:

    Fay, Springfield, MO
    James 3:17 NIV
    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

  13. 113
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Sandy Bowers, Bryan, Ohio
    …..through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. –Romans 5:2. NIV

  14. 114
    Emily Cavanaugh says:

    Emily C, Bothell WA
    For my friend Gina, who’s battling cancer

    Psalm 33:20 NIV
    We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

  15. 115
    Vicki says:

    Vicki – Surprise, Arizona

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

  16. 116
    Donna Ellis says:

    Donna E, Marietta GA. Verse #3

    Psalm 16:7-9 (NIV)

    7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.
    8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
    9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,

  17. 117
    Margo says:

    Margo Burlington ON
    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

  18. 118
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford from Abilene, Tx: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 NIV

  19. 119
    Debbie says:

    Debbie McElroy from Zachary, LA, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:11 ESV

  20. 120

    Cathy Deskins – Friendswood, Tx.

    “For in Him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28 NIV

  21. 121
    Leigh Clemmons says:

    Leigh Clemmons from Shorter, Alabama: Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Luke 9:23 NKJV

  22. 122
    Leslie Clay from Houston says:

    Isaiah 26: 3-4

    You will keep in perfect peace
    Those whose minds are steadfast,
    Because they trust in you.
    Trust in the Lord forever,
    For the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.


  23. 123
    Brenda says:

    Brenda K from St. Peters, Missouri:

    “Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.” Psalm 27:3 ESV. Added this to my last verse, so for this time…

    “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4 ESV

  24. 124
    Tanya says:

    Tanya Stone – Corinth, TX. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

  25. 125
    Patty Lincoln says:

    Patty Lincoln, Columbia, SC: “The Lord God is my strength, my source of courage, my invincible army. He has made my feet steady and sure like hinds’ feet and makes me walk forward with spiritual confidence on my high places of challenge and responsibility.” Hab. 3:19 AMP

  26. 126
    Betsy Langmade says:

    Betsy Langmade from Nashville, TN; “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God forgave you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32 CSB

  27. 127
    valerie says:

    Valerie from Odessa, TX
    “ASK and it will be given to you; SEEK and you will find; KNOCK and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 NASB

  28. 128
    Becky Jo says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield, MI

    Be truly glad, there is wonderful joy ahead,
    even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.

    1 Peter 1:6

  29. 129
    Freida Peel says:

    Freida, Chatham, LA “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8 NIV

  30. 130
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie from North Potomac, MD
    “Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:3 NIV

  31. 131
    Julia Eisiminger says:

    Julia from Ortonville Michigan. “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

  32. 132
    Fawnda Dooley says:

    Fawnda Dooley Denton, TX

    “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”

    1 Corinthians 15:56-57 NIV

  33. 133
    Maria says:

    John 14:27 (NIV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  34. 134
    Stacey Masterson says:

    Stacey Masterson, Hanscom AFB, MA: I have come into the world as light so that no one who believes in me need remain in the dark. John 12:46 ESV

  35. 135
    Linda says:

    Fort Collins, CO
    “Therefore, I tell you,
    whatever you ask in prayer,
    believe that you have received it,
    and it will be yours.”
    Mark 11:24 ESV

  36. 136
    Dana Banks says:

    Dana, San Angelo, Texas

    I commit.

    “I believe that the present suffering is nothing compared to the coming glory that is going to be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 (CEB).

  37. 137
    Vicki DeBrot says:

    Vicki from Harrisonville, MO:
    Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
    Matthew 5:5

  38. 138
    Lisa Rioux says:

    I commit, Lisa Rioux, Zachary, LA Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust our the enemy before you and said ‘Destroy'”. ESV

  39. 139
    WendyC says:

    WendyC – Cheyenne, WY.

    Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23 NLT

  40. 140
    Shellie Goff says:

    Shellie Goff from Springfield, MO

    2 Timothy 4:18 NASB
    The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever Amen.

  41. 141
    Marie says:

    Marie from Post Falls, Idaho –

    “Attend to me and hear me; I am restless in my complaint and moan noisily.” – Psalm 55:2 (NKJV)

  42. 142
    Maggie Milligan says:

    Maggie Milligan, Stigler, OK John 15:12, ”This is my command: Love one another as I have loved you.”

  43. 143
    Vonnie Baker says:

    Vonnie Baker
    Marble Hill MO

    He that followeth after righteousness and mercy, findeth
    life, righteousness, and honour. Proverbs 21:21 KJV

  44. 144
    Stacey Gaines says:

    Stacey Gaines
    West Lafayette, IN

    John 12:25, NIV
    Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

  45. 145
    Stacey Mills says:

    Stacey Mills, Bossier City, LA

    “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26 NIV

  46. 146
    Sarina Grasham says:

    Sarina Texas

    Psalm 34:4

    I prayed to the LORD and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.

  47. 147
    Arla says:

    Arla from Benton, Arkansas “GOD said to Moses, ‘I AM who I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14 NIV

  48. 148
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee Robbins, Las Vegas, NV “Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.” Psalms 63:7 NKJV

  49. 149
    Mary Moore says:

    Mary Moore from Waco, TX: “In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.” Psalm 18:29 NLT

  50. 150
    Kathleen Smith says:

    Kathleen, Georgetown, 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

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