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. 2651
    Olivia C. says:

    Olivia C. from Georgetown, TX: “But now, this is what the Lord says–He who created you, Jacob, He who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.'” Isaiah 43:1-2 NIV

  2. 2652
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    Do not be angry and frustrated! Do not fret! That only leads to trouble! Psalm 37:8 (NET)

  3. 2653
    Krystal Vento says:

    Krystal Vento from Houston, TX:

    “If we are faithless, He remains faithful-for He cannot deny Himself.” -II Timothy 2:13

  4. 2654
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Winnipeg, MB Canada

    John 15:3 ESV
    Already you a clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

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    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Leamington, Ontario, Canada

    “…by your blood
    you have ransomed us to God
    from every tribe, tongue, people
    and nation.”

    Rev. 5:9 Amen!

  6. 2656
    Shuree Ramirez says:

    Windsor,CO. Then Jesus said come to me all you who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NLT

  7. 2657
    Renee says:

    Renee, GA
    For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. (‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭3‬ NASB)

  8. 2658
    Melissa Codner says:

    Melissa from Ellaville, GA
    “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV

  9. 2659
    Meagan says:

    Meagan st Augustine
    Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. — Romans 12:10 NLT

  10. 2660
    Carley Codner says:

    Your Word is a “discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”.

    Hebrews 4:12

  11. 2661
    Jeanette Casey says:

    Jeanette Grove City, OH
    Therefore, as Godʼs chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

  12. 2662
    Rebecca Shingledecker says:

    (Better late then never right?!?)
    Rebecca, Fort Worth, Texas
    Psalm 25:3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

  13. 2663
    Vickie Redmon says:

    Vickie from Gainesville, TX
    The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly. Ps 103:6 NLT

  14. 2664
    Patricia says:

    Patricia Carrizo Springs TX
    Jeremiah 31:3 KJV The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying. Yea, I have loved thee with an Everlasting Love Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

  15. 2665
    Eileen says:

    But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor. 6:11, ESV

  16. 2666
    Becca Canfield says:

    Becca from Nacogdoches TX:

    The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:25 (NIV)

  17. 2667
    Lark Reynolds says:

    Lark from Greenville. So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshipping the things of this world. Colossians 3:5, NLT

  18. 2668
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia from Brooklyn Park MN

    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith- of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire- may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7

  19. 2669
    Barbara says:

    Barbara Dunton Midland, Texas

    2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
    “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.”

  20. 2670
    Amanda McFadden says:

    Catlett. VA
    Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, and singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eyeservice, as men pleasers; but as the Servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart (Ephesians 6:5-6; KJV)

  21. 2671
    Paula says:

    Paula Olney, IL
    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.

  22. 2672
    Karen Henson says:

    Verse 3
    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  23. 2673
    Rebecca Murphy says:

    Rebecca. Eagle point, OR.
    “Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!” Ps. 141:2 ESV

  24. 2674
    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky from Highland Village, Tx
    And become one with him. I no longer count on my own goodness or my ability to obey God’s law, but I trust Christ to save me. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. Phillipians 3:9 NLV

  25. 2675
    Sarah says:

    From memorization of psalm 97….Psalm 97:3 ESV
    “Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around.”

  26. 2676
    Ashton says:

    Ashton Dugger from Birmingham, Alabama
    “He sent out His Word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.” Psalms 107:20 NLT

  27. 2677
    Kelly Davis says:

    Kelly Davis, Fredericksburg VA

    As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
    Joshua 24:15 Amplified

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    Dianne says:

    Dianne from Circle Pines, MN
    Micah 7:7 AMP
    But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

  29. 2679
    Marsha Brown says:

    Marsha Brown, Midland, TX: I will bless the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. Psalms 34:1Life App Bible

  30. 2680
    Carrie Osterbeck says:

    2 KINGS 20:5

    This is what the Lord says:
    I have heard your prayer
    and seen your tears.
    I will heal you. ❤❤

  31. 2681
    Breann Reynolds says:

    He will cover you with his feathers and under His wings you will find refuge. His faithfulness will be your armor and protection.
    Psalm 91:4

  32. 2682
    Susan senechal says:

    Susan Fenton MO
    I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8 NIV

  33. 2683
    Jennifer Beisel says:

    Jen B, Santa Maria, CA 2 Tim 2:4-6
    No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops. (NASB)

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    Dedra Smith says:

    Dedra Smith from Rio Rancho, New Mexico:

    “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

    James 1:2-4 (NLT)

  35. 2685
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany – Murfreesboro, TN

    “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalms 16:11, ESV

  36. 2686
    felicia says:

    Holy Holy Holy is the Lord of hosts! The whole earth is filled with His glory! Isaiah 6:3, ESV

  37. 2687
    Krista Lowe says:

    Week 3:
    Ephesians 4:29
    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

  38. 2688
    Rebecca Baker says:

    He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness. Ps. 107:9

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    Kim Eshelman says:

    Kim Eshelman. Lewisburg, PA
    God is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will about in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  40. 2690
    Misti Moffat says:

    Misti, Fayetteville, GA: “But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV

  41. 2691
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Lehigh Acres, FL
    Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
    So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

  42. 2692
    Rene Sandifer says:

    Rene Sandifer, College Station, TX “For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes.” Jeremiah 31:25 (NASB)

  43. 2693
    Kitty Yates says:

    Kitty Yates – Kingwood, TX
    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 2:7 NIV

  44. 2694
    Leatha from Katy says:

    Therefore, let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man (Jesus) is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses. Acts 13:38-39

  45. 2695
    Jodi Alley says:

    Jodi Alley, Humble, TX – Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NKJV

  46. 2696
    Carol says:

    Carol Burns from Round Rock, TX

    “…knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” James 1:3 (NASB)

  47. 2697
    Jenny Smith says:

    Jenny Smith, Lewisville, TX
    Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5

  48. 2698
    Ginger Hawthorne says:

    Ginger Hawthorne, Cypress, Texas

    “The heart of her husband trusts in her,
    and he will have no lack of gain.”

    Proverbs 31:11 (ESV)

  49. 2699
    Cheri says:

    Cheri Livingston, Lake Wylie, SC
    Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her. Luke 1:45, NIV

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    Carol says:

    Carthage, NY

    For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
    I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.

    Psalm 109:22-23

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