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. 2801
    Lora says:

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

  2. 2802
    Debra Bryson says:

    God is merciful and gracious.
    Exodus 34:6 ESV

  3. 2803
    Shari Sullivan says:

    Shari Sullivan from Evansville, IN: “though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46:3 NIV

  4. 2804
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from Ethel, MO
    Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
    Isaiah 43:18 NIV

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    Sally Reed says:

    Sally Reed, Houston, Texas. Psalm 37:4 NIV
    Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

  6. 2806
    Emma Bailey says:

    Emma from Fort Collins, CO “You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” James 1:19 NLT

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    Stephanie Timms, Tilden, TX:

    “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13: 6-7 NIV

  8. 2808
    Susannah maddox says:

    Susannah, Folsom, CA
    John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”

  9. 2809
    Janet Taylor says:

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV

  10. 2810
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Crossett, AR
    2 Thessalonians 1:6 “since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,” NKJV

  11. 2811
    Faylee Wilt says:

    Charles Town, WV But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 NKJ

  12. 2812
    Christi Bruecher says:

    I forgot to post
    Christi Bruecher from Houston, TX
    Pray without ceasing.
    1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV)

  13. 2813
    Robin says:

    Robin McCartney
    Rockwall, Texas

    May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. Psalm 20:3 (NIV)

  14. 2814
    Gail says:

    Gail – Pittsburgh, PA

    “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  15. 2815
    Sandy Edgin says:

    Sandy Edgin from Horatio, Arkansas “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,” Ephesians 1:3 New American Standard Version

  16. 2816
    Kelly Parker says:

    Kelly Parker. Shreveport La

    You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29: 13, ESV

  17. 2817
    Lacy says:

    Lacy, Eugene, OR.
    Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV

  18. 2818
    Kristina Foster says:

    Kristi from Santa Clara, CA
    O Lord, I give my life to you. Psalm 25:1 (NLT)

  19. 2819
    Karla says:

    Pequot Lakes, MN
    “If the Son sets you free, you will be free. Indeed.
    John 8:36 ESV

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    Teresa Nelson says:

    Teresa Nelson, Martinez, CA
    so sorry I forgot to post this 3rd scripture
    So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 NKJ

  21. 2821
    Jacque says:

    ‘Then He (thoroughly) opened up their minds to understand Scripture.” Luke 24:45 AMP

  22. 2822
    Lynn says:

    Lynn ~ Orlando, FL
    “For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.”
    ~ 1 Thes 4:15 (ESV)

  23. 2823
    Denise says:

    Denise from West Chester, PA — “And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.” Luke 2:51b (ESV)

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    Amy McCune says:

    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
    For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
    Roman’s 8:5-6

  25. 2825
    Donna Washington says:

    Donna Washington, Bogart GA: “…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.” Eph.1:17 NASB

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    Lora Lovin Osburn
    Morristown, TN

    I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. Exodus 29:45 ESV

  27. 2827
    Tammy says:

    Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear: I will carry and will save. Isaiah 46:4 ESV

    My daughter’s version:I have made you. I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

  28. 2828
    Abi Welch says:

    Abi Welch, Luverne, AL “Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

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    Melissa says:

    Melissa – Houston, TX
    “You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.”
    Psalm 139:1-2 NIV

  30. 2830
    Stacey says:

    SO behind but not quitting! Get behind me Satan.

    Stacey, Tomball,Tx Ephesians 2:13-15
    But now in Christ Jesus you who were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.

  31. 2831
    Alison Chino says:

    Alison Chino from Tübingen, Germany

    Gar keiner wird zuschanden,

    der auf dich harrt;

    zuschanden werden, die ohne Ursache treulos handeln.

    Ps 25:3 (SCH2000)

  32. 2832
    Erika Archie says:

    Erika Archie, Gatesville, TX

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 NKJV

  33. 2833
    Teri Smith says:

    Teri, Gadsden, AL — God made him who knew no sin to become sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Cor. 5:21 NIV

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    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Simi Valley, CA
    “Seek the Lord and His strength.
    Seek his face continually.” Psalm 105:4 NIV

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    Leesha Sullivan says:

    Leesha Sullivan Social Circle, GA.

    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. Romans 8:28.

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    Becky says:

    Becky, St . Augustine, FL
    The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:17-18 NIV

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    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen Jeuick from Rockville, VA: The Lord your
    God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love, He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. Zeph. 3:17 NIV

  38. 2838
    Debbie says:

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
    Hebrews 12:1 ESV

    Portland, OR

  39. 2839
    Emily says:

    Emily, Houston, Tx Ephesians 2:1 NLT “Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins.”

  40. 2840
    Valerie says:

    Valerie – West Bloomfield, MI

    “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

    Psalm 16:11

  41. 2841
    Marsha says:

    Marsha, Batesville, Ms

    Romans 8:2(NKJV)
    “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”

  42. 2842
    Chante Clarkson says:

    John 13:34-35 NIV
    34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

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    Crystal says:

    Shelby, NC
    If you then have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
    Colossians 3:1 ESV

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    Penni Jones says:

    Penni Jones, Kingwood, TX
    “I will make your pinnacles of agate and your gates of carbuncles, and all your wall of precious stones.” Is. 54:12

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    Michelle says:

    Michelle Mayhall, Bossier City, LA

    Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
    Proverbs 29:25 NIV

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    Sunni Zamora says:

    Sunni Zamora, Abilene, TX

    “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. 21 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.” Ps. 30: 20-21 NIV

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    Sarah says:

    Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 1:6

  48. 2848
    Rosa says:

    Houston, Tx
    “Let, I pray Thee, Thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to Thy WORD unto Thy servant.
    Psalm 119:76 KJV

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    Cynthia says:

    1 Corith 2:9 NKJV
    But as it is written
    Eye has not seen nor ear heard
    Nor has it entered into the heart of man
    The things God has prepared for those who love Him.

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    Barbara says:

    Barbara – Atlanta

    But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

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