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. 151
    Ann Lacker says:

    “For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭33:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  2. 152
    Tara Milligan says:

    Tara Milligan, Stigler, OK “Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:9‬ ‭

  3. 153
    Lesley says:

    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Isaiah 55:12 (NIV)
    You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

  4. 154
    Lichelle says:

    Lichelle – Austin Ps 7:9 NIV O righteous God who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.

  5. 155
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia, Fort Worth, TX – II Timothy 4:1 – NIV – In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:

  6. 156
    Kristine says:

    Kristine in Edmond, OK
    Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Hebrews 10:23 NLT

  7. 157
    Christy Tyrrell says:

    Pearland, TX
    And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, … NASB
    Phil 1:9+

  8. 158
    Karen Todd says:

    Karen Todd, Beech Island, SC
    “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Philemon 3, ESV

  9. 159
    Jami Johnson says:

    Jami Johnson from Hammond, Louisiana “having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.” 1 Peter 1:22 ESV

  10. 160
    Cindy McLaughlin says:

    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

  11. 161
    Janice Parent says:

    Janice, Waynesburg, KY
    The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with songs of joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7 NLT

  12. 162

    Adrienne, Valdosta, GA “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2 (NIV)

    Brienne, Valdosta, GA “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but one of power, love, and sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

  13. 163
    Dianne Sims says:

    Dianne Sims, Aransas Pass, TX
    1 Ths 5:24 “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will bring it to pass.” NASB

  14. 164
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Lexington, KY: “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.” Proverbs 4:25 ESV

  15. 165
    Tanya Inman says:

    Tanya Inman from Tuscumbia, Al “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)

  16. 166
    Jan says:

    Jan Cleburne,TX

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”
    Psalm 19:14 (NKJV)

  17. 167
    Cassia says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    I thank my God every time I remember you. I always pray with joy in my every prayer for all of you because of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.
    Philippians 1:3-4 NET

  18. 168
    Mimi Foster says:

    Mimi Foster from Chickasaw, Al

    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

  19. 169
    Allison Ashton says:

    Allison Ashton – Houston, Texas
    “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭38:4-6‬ ‭KJV

  20. 170
    Chelsea, Houston, TX says:

    “‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’”
    ~Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

  21. 171
    Dustalyn says:

    Dustalyn from Murdock, NE; “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philemon 1:3 ESV

  22. 172
    Pat S. says:

    Pat S., Lago Vista, TX
    After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue rulers sent word to them, saying, “Brother, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak.” Acts 13:15 NIV

  23. 173
    Michele Gruwell says:

    Michele Gruwell Edgewood,KY. Psalm 25:3 NIV no one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

  24. 174
    Diana Scott says:

    Diana Scott, Romulus MI
    “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”
    Colossians 3:14 NLT

  25. 175
    Joan says:

    Joan from Richmond, VA
    “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24:1 NIV

  26. 176
    Alison says:

    Norman, OK
    For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Rom 12:4,5 ESV

  27. 177
    Debbie Le Blanc says:

    Debbie LeBlanc, Rockledge, Fl
    “O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  28. 178
    Susan Kirby says:

    Susan Kirby from Houston, Texas

    ” Oh, magnify the LORD with me and let us exalt His name forever” Psalm 34 ESV

  29. 179
    Angie says:

    Angie du Plessis, London, UK – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:7 ESV

  30. 180
    Beverly Barnhardt says:

    Beverly Barnhardt from Apex, NC: “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:9 NIV

  31. 181
    Joanne Hodges says:

    Joanne from Orange, Texas:
    Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71:3 NIV

  32. 182
    Naomi Stephens says:

    Naomi Stephens from Calhoun City, MS
    “You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.” Psalm 139:3 NLT

  33. 183
    Laura Larkin says:

    Laura Larkin from Fuquay-Varina, NC: “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:9 NIV

  34. 184
    Penny Benton says:

    Cottonwood, CA

    Romans 14:10 ESV

    “Why do you pass judgement on your brothers? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgement seat of God.”

    Romans 14:10 ESV

  35. 185
    Dottie Morrow says:

    Dottie Morrow
    Mansfield, TX

    “She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her.”

    Proverbs 3:18 NKJV

  36. 186
    Janet Clark says:

    Romans 8:18
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared
    With the glory which shall be revealed in us.

  37. 187
    Leila Elliott says:

    Leila Elliott from Temple, GA
    “Turn from Evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14 NIV

  38. 188
    Gayle Haddock says:

    Gayle Haddock from Blythewood, SC

    “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
    Colossians 2:6-7 NIV

  39. 189
    connie haines says:

    Connie-Elgin Tx.
    The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul; The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
    Ps 19:7

  40. 190
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances from Orange, TX:
    And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds,
    Heb. 10:24 NIV

  41. 191
    Kim Cook says:

    Kim, Euless, TX
    Isaiah 61:3 NIV
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion-
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
    the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

  42. 192
    June Greenstreet says:

    June Greenstreet from Bradford, Ontario:
    “Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.” Philippians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  43. 193
    Janice Meyer says:

    Euless, Texas
    Psalm 25:3 ESV
    Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to same;
    they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous

    Hi Queen Esther

  44. 194
    Suzanne Carlson says:

    Suzanne – Ridgefield, WA

    For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16 NASB

  45. 195
    Ann says:

    Mapleton, ME. Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed. Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed. Psalm 25:3 NASB

  46. 196
    Tanneal says:

    Tanneal, Drayton Valley, AB. Daniel 2:22. NIV He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.”

  47. 197
    Pamela Shaw says:

    Pamela Shaw, Bangor, Northern Ireland. ‘Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.’  Ps 27:3 (NIVUK)

  48. 198
    Andrea S says:

    Andrea S, Round Rock, TX 1Cor 13:6 The Message: Isn’t always “me first,” doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel, take pleasure in the flowering of the truth,

  49. 199
    Kay Wammack says:

    Kay Wammack, Muscle Shoals, AL

    And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
    2 Corinthians 3:18

  50. 200
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Kansas City. Colossians 3:17 NASB
    Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

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