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. 2751
    Donna Warner says:

    Donna Warner, LaVernia, TX “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me” Psalm 51:10 KJV

  2. 2752
    Molly V. says:

    Molly from Walker, LA

    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Hebrews 4:14 NAS

  3. 2753
    Karen Peelman says:

    Flower Mound, TX

    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the spirit, because the spirit intercedes for gods people in accordance with the will of God.

    Rom 8:26-27

  4. 2754
    Barbara Menefee says:

    Barbara, Louisville, KY: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves. Phil. 2:3 NIV

  5. 2755
    Amy Seiford says:

    Amy from Buda, Texas

    “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

    Matthew 5:14 NIV

  6. 2756
    Gerri Thorsgard says:

    Lord, who made dwell in your sanctuary? Who might live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart. Psalm 15:1-2

  7. 2757
    vickie kurtz says:

    Bless the Lord, oh my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name
    Psalm 103:1 KJV

  8. 2758
    Melissa Briggs says:

    Melissa, Brandon, Mississippi
    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah 43:18 NIV

  9. 2759
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda from Anderson, Indiana

    Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise.

    Ephesians 5:5. NIV

  10. 2760
    Kathy Hayman says:

    Kathy Hayman, Marysville, Michigan

    “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 KJV

  11. 2761
    RONDA says:

    Fairfax, VA
    I lift my eyes up to the mountains- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the make of heaven and earth. Ps 121:1-2

  12. 2762
    Katherine says:

    Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.

    Psalm 25:3 NASB

  13. 2763
    Mei says:

    Mei, Easley SC

    “The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a NLT

  14. 2764
    Liza Kirschner says:

    Liza Kirschner Monmouth Junction NJ

    “Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:13 NIV)

  15. 2765
    Stephanie Hair says:

    Stephanie Hair, St. Matthews, SC

    “Don’t judge, and you won’t be judged.
    Don’t condemn, and you won’t be condemned.
    Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37 CJB

  16. 2766
    Sharon Macri says:

    Sharon Macri Huntington,West Virginia
    And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him,
    “Put away the foreign gods that are among you,purify yourselves,
    and change your garments.” Genesis 35:2 NKJV

  17. 2767
    Morgan Foss says:

    If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV

  18. 2768
    Nellie Neufeld says:

    Nellie Neufeld
    Tillsonburg, On

    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)

  19. 2769
    Karen, Kokomo,IN says:

    “Keep your heart with all diligence,for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 NKJV

  20. 2770
    Kelly says:

    Kelly from Columbia,SC – If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sins, and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

  21. 2771
    Kristy says:

    Kristy, Cheyenne WY, “I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.”
    Philippians 4:11

  22. 2772
    Andrea says:

    Andrea -Edgewood, NM
    Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path -PSALMS 112:5, NIV

  23. 2773
    Slavka Edelmayer says:

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Rom.8:28 NIV

  24. 2774
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from the United States

    Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV)

  25. 2775
    Jennine says:

    James 3:3 ESV

    If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.

  26. 2776
    Marilyn Goines says:

    Marilyn, Blue Ridge, TX

    Psalm 92:1 …to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.


  27. 2777
    Kerri says:

    Kerri-Kansas City, MO

    If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”-well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? James 2:3-4 NLT

  28. 2778
    Mandy Korey says:

    Mandy – Lexington, SC
    Ephesians 2:10 ESV
    For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

  29. 2779
    Kay says:

    Kay from WV

    Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the Lord .
    Psalms 4:5 NASB

  30. 2780
    Lori Bishop says:

    Lori B.
    Winter Harbor, Maine

    I am the vine and you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.

    John 15:5 NIV

  31. 2781
    Dianne says:

    Dianne from Canton, GA: For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom, I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
    Isaiah 43:3 NLT

  32. 2782
    Jamie says:

    Jamie Ballou
    Corbin Ky
    1John 4:16 NIV And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

  33. 2783
    Kristi says:

    Kristi from KY
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph 6:12 NIV

  34. 2784
    Jeanne Sutton says:

    Jeanne from Sacramento CA (I’m so late with this, but persevering!)

    But the Helper
    The Holy Spirit
    Whom the Father will send in My name
    He will teach you all things and
    bring to your remembrance
    All that I have said to you.
    John 14:26 ESV

  35. 2785
    Ginny, Denver says:

    Matthew 6:34

    Therefore, do not worry about anything, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

  36. 2786
    Sarah Vint says:

    Sarah Vint
    Des Moines, IA
    Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV
    Therefore since we have been surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  37. 2787
    Ruth Lundberg says:

    Ruth – Livermore, CA
    Romans 12:3 NIRV
    God’s grace has been given to me. So here is what I say to every one of you. Don’t think of yourself more highly than you should. Be reasonable when you think about yourself. Keep in mind the faith God has given to each of you.

  38. 2788
    Charlene says:

    Charlene Sarver, Cookeville, TN

    Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Psalm 25:3

  39. 2789
    Audrey White says:

    Audrey – Dallas, Tx
    “For the scepter shall not rest the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.” Psalm 125:3 ESV

  40. 2790
    Carrie Breitzmann says:

    Carrie B. in Princeton, MN

    “Indeed, none who wait for You shall be put to shame;
    they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.”

    Psalm 25:3 ESV

  41. 2791
    Missy McCoskey says:

    Laddonia, MO
    Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily as long as it it called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sins deceitfulness. NIV

  42. 2792
    Marilyn Brown says:

    Marilyn Brown in The Plains, OH says:

    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.”
    Ps.71:3 NIV

  43. 2793
    Michele Peters says:

    Psalm 15:1-3
    Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?
    The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
    whose tongue utters no slander,
    who does no wrong to a neighbor,
    and casts no slur on others;

  44. 2794
    Jeanne says:

    Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:14 NASB

  45. 2795
    Kathi Nitzsche says:

    Kathi Nitzsche
    Lexington, OH
    And this is my prayer: that your love may abide more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.
    Philippians 1:9 NIV

  46. 2796
    Olivia McGowan says:

    Luke 6:38 NIV
    Give and it will be given to you, a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and overflowing.

    Olivia McGowan, Flower Mound, TX

  47. 2797
    Angela Hall says:

    Angie, Spokane, WA
    “For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you.” Isaiah 43:3 ESV

  48. 2798
    Missie Ables says:

    Missie Ables, Marble Falls, TX

    “Why, when I came, was there no man;
    Why, when I called was there no one to answer?
    Is my hand shortened that I can not redeem? Or have I no power to deliver?
    Behold, by my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make rivers a desert; their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.” Isaiah 50:2 ESV

  49. 2799
    Addie Ables says:

    Addie Ables, Marble Falls, TX

    “You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:3 ESV

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    Sheri Jones says:

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

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