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. 2901
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Richmond, Texas “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭NIV‬

  2. 2902
    Kayla Koon says:

    Kayla from Morgantown, WV
    “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  3. 2903
    Carol VanderWal says:

    The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Ps. 34:18 NKJV

  4. 2904
    Rita Brown says:

    Rita Brown
    Midland, TX
    “I will praise God’s name in song
    and glorify Him with thanksgiving.
    This will please the Lord more than an ox,
    more than a bull with its horns and hooves.”
    Psalm 69:30-31

  5. 2905
    Rita Brown says:

    Rita Brown
    Midland, TX
    “I will praise God’s name in song
    and glorify Him with thanksgiving.
    This will please the Lord more than an ox,
    more than a bull with its horns and hooves.”
    Psalm 69:30-31 (NIV)

  6. 2906
    Mayela Parsons says:

    My native language is Spanish so I am memorizing in Spanish
    Recuérdales esto, exhortándolos delante del Señor a que no discutan sobre palabras, lo cual para nada aprovecha, sino que es para perdición de los oyentes. (2 Tim. 2:14 R95)

    NKJ 2 Timothy 2:14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. (2 Tim. 2:14 NKJ)

  7. 2907
    Franny says:

    Franny, Naples. Florida

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, than will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land!
    2 Chronicles 7:14

  8. 2908
    Terri Tripp says:

    Terri Tripp from Winchester, VA

    “I delight to do Your will, my God; Your instruction resides within me.”
    Psalm 40:8 HCSB

  9. 2909
    Nancy Maddox says:

    Nancy Maddox, Fort Worth, TX 1 Thess 5:4
    But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;

  10. 2910
    Jennie Spearin says:

    Jennie Spearin Granite Bay Ca.

    “Grace to you and peace from our Farther and the Lord Jesus Christ” Philemon 3 ESV

  11. 2911
    Tammy Jensen says:

    Tammy Jensen from Franklin, TN

    ” Abide in me, and I and you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
    John 15:4

  12. 2912
    Hanna Wahlbrink says:

    Hanna Wahlbrink. Lexington, Ky.

    Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)

  13. 2913
    Margaret Neil says:

    Margaret Neil, Jackson, TN

    May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,

    Hebrews 13:20 NIV

  14. 2914
    Karen Maggi says:

    Karen Maggi, Southlake, TX

    Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.
    Psalm 139:4

  15. 2915
    Chrissy Hunt says:

    Chrissy, Overland Park, KS
    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.” Psalms 64:5 (NIV)

  16. 2916
    Kay Mishler says:

    Kay Mishler Kentucky 2Corinthians 9:8 NIV

    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.

  17. 2917
    Sydni says:

    Sydni from Nashville, TN

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalm 34:18 NIV

  18. 2918
    Sherry Chong says:

    Sherry Chong, Orlando, FL
    And because you belong to Him, the power of the life giving spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. Romans 8:2 NLT

  19. 2919
    Martha McElhaney says:

    Martha McElhaney Ooltewah, TN
    Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality. Romans 12: 13. HCSB

  20. 2920
    Anjanette says:

    And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it! Colossians 3:14 The Message

  21. 2921
    Shannon Costanzo says:

    Shannon Costanzo ~ Kissimmee, FL

    Create in me a clean heart O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
    Psalm 51:10

  22. 2922
    Julie Ivins says:

    Julie Ivins
    Lynchburg, VA
    “Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!”
    Psalm 66:1-3a ESV

  23. 2923
    Shaina says:

    And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. Mark 13:13 ESV

  24. 2924
    Carla says:

    Carla Boyd from Paducah, KY: “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Ephesions 6:14-15, NIV

  25. 2925
    Patti Lechner says:

    Patti Lechner from Grovetown, GA: “and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.” 2 Tim. 1:10-12.

  26. 2926
    Rhonda Edmunds says:

    Rhonda from Milton, WV
    “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.” Deuteronomy 30:15-16 NIV

  27. 2927
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie, Alexandria, LA
    “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV

  28. 2928
    Madison says:

    Madison Williamson, Des Moines, Iowa
    ” Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
    Matthew 11:29 NLT

  29. 2929
    Carmella Culp says:

    Carmella Culp from Elgin, TX: “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT

  30. 2930
    Melody Barbour says:

    Melody Barbour- Florence, Ky
    Hebrews 9:3 – Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,

  31. 2931
    Melody Barbour says:

    Melody Barbour- Florence, Ky
    Hebrews 9:4
    …which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.

  32. 2932
    Jackie Watson says:

    Jackie Watson from Marietta, Ga. “For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you’so we can say with confidence, The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Hebrews 13:5b-6 NIV.

  33. 2933
    Tanya says:

    “I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.”
    Psalm 9:2, NIV84

  34. 2934
    Amanda Hodge says:

    Amanda, Sherman, TX
    Psalm 25:2 KJV
    “O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.”

  35. 2935
    Linda L says:

    No.California “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son so everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life” John 3:16 CSB

  36. 2936
    Shadow Welty says:

    1 Peter 5:10New International Version (NIV)

    10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

  37. 2937
    Kay Murillo says:

    Kay from San Diego, CA

    Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

    Psalm 103:3-4, KJV

  38. 2938
    Beth Lang says:

    Beth Lang, Roseburg, OR
    My voice You shall hear in the morning, Oct, LORD; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.
    Psalm 5:3 NKJV

  39. 2939
    Janine says:

    Janine from Spring Hill, TN
    “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  40. 2940
    Anne Clague says:

    For it is by grace you have been saved through faith-and this is not from yourselves it is the gift of God.
    Ephesians 2:8

  41. 2941
    Laurie Sylvester says:

    Oh my God, in you I trust; Let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

    Psalm 25:2

  42. 2942
    Crystal Baggett says:

    Crystal Baggett
    Sulphur, LA

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
    John 16:33 NIV

  43. 2943
    april faris says:

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

  44. 2944
    Lisa Herbstreit says:

    Lisa H, Georgetown, TX
    Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12 HCSB

  45. 2945
    Julie says:

    I commit Julie Copenhaver, from Lufkin, Texas

    Lamentation 3: 22-23 ESV

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    His mercies never come to an end;
    they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

    Lamentations 3:22-23

  46. 2946
    Marie says:

    Marie from Frederick, MD
    Your teacher will be right there, local and on the job, urging you on whenever you wander left or right. “This is the right road. Walk down this road.”
    Isaiah 30:21 MSG

  47. 2947
    Carol says:

    Carthage, NY

    “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

    1 Thessalonians 5:11, (NIV)

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    Tammie Wright says:

    Tammie Wright, Ocala, FL
    Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
    Colossians 3:23-24 NIV

  49. 2949
    Eleanor Moskovitz says:

    Memphis, TN

    II Timothy 2:3
    I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

  50. 2950
    Tanya says:

    Tanya from Bonaire, GA

    Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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