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. 2451
    Suzette Stone says:

    Suzette Stone from Fredericksburg, TX: “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:3 NIV

  2. 2452
    Kelly says:

    “And I am certain that God who began a good work within you, will continue his work until it isn’t finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns”. Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

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    Jacquelyn says:

    The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Psalm 34:7 (ESV)

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    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Lees Summit MO
    “It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.
    Luke 1:3-4 NKJV

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    Rebecca Gemes says:

    Rebecca Gemes, Columbus, Georgia:
    “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:1-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  6. 2456
    Jacqueline says:

    Jacqueline from LA: “I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”. Philippians 4:13

  7. 2457
    Alba Gaston says:

    “That the God of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, our Father, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in knowing Him.”
    Ephesians 1:17, TLV

  8. 2458
    Brandi says:

    Brandi. Memphis, TN. You WILL make known to me the path of life; In YOUR presence is fullness of joy; In YOUR right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11 NASB (emphasis mine)

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    Deb Dickerson says:

    Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. (‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭2‬ ERV)

  10. 2460
    Marissa says:

    Marissa Kirkland, WA

    Psalm 119:129-136New English Translation (NET Bible)

    פ (Pe)

    129 Your rules are marvelous.
    Therefore I observe them.
    130 Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines.
    They give insight to the untrained.
    131 I open my mouth and pant,
    because I long for your commands.
    132 Turn toward me and extend mercy to me,
    as you typically do to your loyal followers.
    133 Direct my steps by your word!
    Do not let any sin dominate me!
    134 Deliver me from oppressive men,
    so that I can keep your precepts.
    135 Smile on your servant!
    Teach me your statutes!
    136 Tears stream down from my eyes,
    because people do not keep your law.

  11. 2461
    donna huneycutt says:

    Donna Huneycutt, Mt. Pleasant NC:

    I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1 NASB

  12. 2462
    Zoey says:

    Zoey PacNW
    Ephesians 2:10

    For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  13. 2463
    Lanette says:

    Lanette, Kingston NY
    “I AM the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the Light of Life.”
    John 8.12 NKJV

  14. 2464

    Trae Kendrick, Crawford, Texas: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10 NIV

  15. 2465
    Diana Brown says:

    Houston, TX
    Galatians 5:22-23 ESV
    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.

  16. 2466
    Kellie says:

    Kellie, Nacogdoches 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

  17. 2467
    Emily says:

    Arlington Heights, IL
    Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
    Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.
    Psalm 127:1 (NIV)

  18. 2468
    Stacy Featherston says:

    Stacy Featherston, Searcy, AR

    “No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others” Psalm 25:3 NLT

  19. 2469
    Dana says:

    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 NIV

  20. 2470
    Susan says:

    Susan, Atlanta, GA
    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
    Philippians 4:6 NLT

  21. 2471
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda Rohrer, Richmond, IN “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:8 NIV

  22. 2472
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie Young, The Woodlands, TX
    “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” Mark 11:24 ESV

  23. 2473
    Pam, Rockville, MD says:

    “He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.” Isaiah 53:3 (NASB)

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    Shari Valdez says:

    Shari from Long Beach, California says:
    You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. NKJV

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    VIvian says:

    Vivian, Birmingham, Alabama

    First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. I Timothy 2:1-2 ESV

  26. 2476
    Samantha Abbott says:

    Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, o mortal, what is good. What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”

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    Cindy Dowden says:

    Cindy Dowden, La Grande, Oregon
    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
    Hebrews 13:8 NKJ

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    Jonay Casares says:

    Finally, brothers and sisters, 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

  29. 2479
    Kristine says:

    Kristine Drebes Round Rock,TX

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  30. 2480
    Susan Clark says:

    Susan Norfolk VA if we put bits into the mouths of horses so they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. ESV James 3:3

  31. 2481
    Belinda says:

    Belinda Shrader from Grundy, Virginia “Come unto Me, all yes that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 KJV

  32. 2482
    Tracey Groupe says:

    Tracey from Portland, OR

    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” Matthew 7:1 NIV

    I need to remind myself of this daily (or more like minute by minute)

  33. 2483
    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura Proctor, Madison, MS:
    May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

  34. 2484
    Terri Pierce says:

    Terri Pierce from West Point,
    “(for we who have believed enter the rest), in keeping with what He has said: So I swore in My anger, they will not enter My rest. And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world,”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  35. 2485
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie from Bellaire, TX “And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.” Deut. 10:19 NIV84

  36. 2486
    Anita Powell says:

    Nita, Corinth: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  37. 2487
    Lorri Sapp says:

    Lorri Sapp, Waco, TX, “But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’ Pingel from Cape Girardeau, MO

    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to
    pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26 NIV

  39. 2489
    Alison Sparre says:

    Psalm 121:7-8
    The Lord will protect you from all evil;
    He will keep your soul!
    The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in
    From this time forth and forever.

  40. 2490
    Kathryn Yingst says:

    He that spared not his own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things. Romans 8:32 KJV

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    Georgia - Richmond,Va says:

    Psalm 62:1-2 “My soul finds rest in God alone;my salvation comes from Him.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

  42. 2492
    Lisa Jones says:

    Lisa Jones from McAllen TX
    “Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.”
    ‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  43. 2493
    GLORIA W says:

    Gloria W from Irving, TX: I commit! “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” I John 1:8 (NIV)

  44. 2494
    Julianne August says:

    Julianne August, Orangeville, Ontario
    “Glorify the Lord with me let us exalt his name together” Psalm 34:3 NIV

  45. 2495
    Myra says:

    Myra, Satsuma, Alabama

    “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  46. 2496
    Tina says:

    My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 NIV

  47. 2497
    Tricia Neumann says:

    Tricia from Conroe, TX

    “So let God work His will in you. Yell a loud no to the devil and watch him scamper.”
    James 4:7 The Message

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    Laurie says:

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 NIV

  49. 2499
    Ada Roeser says:

    Ada, Rochester MI

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and a sound mind.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NKJ

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    Linda G Knowles says:

    1 Chronicles 4:9-10. NLT “There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.”

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