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. 251
    Angela Cottrell says:

    All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
    Ephesians 1:3 NLT

  2. 252
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Lisa Curtis, Jackson, MO

    And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season, we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

    did not write down translation 🙁

  3. 253
    Loretta says:

    The LORD gives his people strength.
    The LORD blesses them with peace. Psalm 29:11 NLT

  4. 254
    Kayla Lane says:

    Kayla Lane
    Bloomington, IL
    “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” Jeremiah 17:7 NLT

  5. 255
    Katera says:

    Katera M., Kentwood, LA
    James 1:5-11 NKJV
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.

  6. 256
    Kathy Looper says:

    Kathy Looper, Visalia California

    John 16:13 NKJV

    “Howbeit, when he, the spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

  7. 257
    Amy Hamlett says:

    Amy from Gibsonville, NC: “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness knowledge.” 2 Peter 1:5 NIV

  8. 258
    Janet says:

    Janet from Bemus Point, NY

    Psalm 1:3 (HCSB) He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
    And in French:
    Psaumes 1:3 (SG21) Il ressemble a un arbre plante pres d’un cours d’eau: il donne son fruit en sa saison, et son feuillage ne se fletrit pas. Tout ce qu’il fait lui reussit.

  9. 259
    Naomi says:

    Naomi, Colorado Springs, CO: “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause” Psalms 25:3 NIV

  10. 260
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, West Des Moines, IA

    We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.

    2 Corinthians 4:9 NLT

  11. 261
    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Glendale AZ. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. Ps 1:3 NKJV

  12. 262
    Liz Guttowsky says:

    Liz @ Nashville, Tn: “For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength”- Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

  13. 263
    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    Chyrll, Memphis,TN. “So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”” Acts‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  14. 264
    Nancy- Michigan says:

    Psalms 31:24 NIV
    Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

  15. 265
    Robyn Hooper says:

    Marion, Ohio
    Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mine. Phillipians 2:1-2 NIV

  16. 266
    Stephanie Jo says:

    Stephanie Jo
    Crane Or

    For surely O Lord you bless the righteous you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
    Psalm 5:12 NIV

  17. 267
    Maddy says:

    Maddy C, Orange, C
    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart, wait, I say,
    on the Lord! Ps 27:13-14 NKJV

  18. 268
    Travis says:

    Travis, Jackson, TN –

    All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 

    Eph. 1:3 NLT

  19. 269
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly Elston, Portland, OR

    Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

    Psalm 123:3

  20. 270
    Joan Schroeder says:

    Joan Schroeder, Pittsburgh, PA.

    “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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,”
    Ephesians 6:13-14 NIV

  21. 271
    Sarah Turrentine says:

    Sarah Turrentine – Alexandria, LA

    “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burned.” ~ John 15:6 NASB

  22. 272
    Lisa Jump says:

    LISA jump Pleasant Plain, OH
    Psalm 25:4 “Make me know Thy ways, O Lord; Teach me They paths.” (NASB)

  23. 273
    Charlie Carraway says:

    Charlie Carraway- Sopchoppy, FL Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, any affection and compassion…Philippians 2:1 NASB

  24. 274
    Marleeta says:

    Marleeta McAnally, Florence, CO

    The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
    Psalms 28:7, NLT

  25. 275
    Kimyetta Hayden says:

    Kimyetta H., Jonesboro, GA

    My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.

    Psalm 119:20

  26. 276
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen, Prosper, TX Duet. 31:6 NLT “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

  27. 277
    Denise Ciofani says:

    Denise Ciofani from Lexington, NC. “Brothers (and sisters), I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,” Philippians 3:13 NIV

  28. 278
    Nikki says:

    Nikki from Papillion, NE.
    Do not conform any longer 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)

  29. 279
    Connie says:

    Connie-Fulton ,KY
    And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
    Colossians 3:14 NIV 1984

  30. 280
    rhonda says:


    Jude 3 (NKJV)

    3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

  31. 281
    Betty M says:

    Betty M Voltaire (Too Cold) ND. Ps 139:3 ESV “You search out my path and my lying down you are acquainted with all my ways.”

  32. 282
    Shannon Coombs says:

    Shannon Coombs from Wrightwood,Ca. Hi everyone! This is my first post–somehow (probably my blond brain) I missed the last two postings so here goes! I’m going to memorize Psalm 25 so my first one is Psalm 25:1″To You O Lord I lift up my soul;” NIV. God bless you all today!!

  33. 283
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn J Medlin Oceanside Ca
    Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David. Hosanna in the highest!
    Mark 11:10 NIV

  34. 284
    Melisa Schelvan says:

    Melisa S. from Missoula, MT. 2 Timothy 1:7
    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. NIV

  35. 285
    Elizabeth West says:

    Elizabeth from Rhome, TX. Psalm 34:3 NIV “Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.”

  36. 286
    Michelle Vasquez says:

    Michelle V, Hewitt, TX

    So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then.

    1 Peter 1:14 NLT

  37. 287
    Deanna says:

    Deanna Columbia, SC

    Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

    John 6:35 (NLT)

  38. 288
    Willa Grannis says:

    Willa Grannis Flemingsburg Ky. Jeremiah 33:3 NIV. Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

  39. 289
    Leah says:

    Leah from Lacey, WA

    “I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.”

    John 6:35 (HCSB)

  40. 290
    Brooke Gage says:

    Brooke Gage, Highlands Ranch CO
    Psalm 139:3 “You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways.” (NIV)

  41. 291
    Cathy Pernsteiner says:

    Cathy Pernsteiner Clarkston, WA Romans 8:3 ESV For God has done what the law, weakened by flesh, could not do. By sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

  42. 292
    Melissa Heuser says:

    Melissa, Redmond, OR “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.”

    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  43. 293
    Kayla Geisen says:

    Kayla Geisen from Cincinnati, Ohio: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” 1 Peter 1:3 NIV

  44. 294
    Fuzzytop says:

    Jasper, TN

    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

    Galatians 6:9, NIV

  45. 295
    Gigi Parisi says:

    Gigi Parisi
    Mullica Hill NJ
    Proverbs 16:2 NIV
    All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.

  46. 296
    Lisette Kelly says:

    Phillippians 3:10-11 (AMP) And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; 11 [a]so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead.

  47. 297
    Patricia Unger says:

    “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.”

    Philippians 1:9 ESV

  48. 298
    Vicki says:

    Romans 2:15, God does not have favorites. VEN bible.

  49. 299
    Teresa Ford says:

    1. Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3. who forgives all you iniquity,, who heals all your diseases, 4. who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5. who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

    • 299.1
      Teresa Ford says:

      Teresa F., Highlands N.C.
      1. Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3. who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4. who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5. who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s! ESV Psalm 103

    • 299.2
      Kim says:

      Beautiful. What chapter and verse is this?

  50. 300
    Linda Westmoreland says:

    Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

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