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. 2951
    Jane says:

    Jane from Calgary, AB

    “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:4 (ESV)

  2. 2952
    Lisa Bodach says:

    Lisa from a Wakarusa, IN: “Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:2

  3. 2953
    Jan Perley says:

    Jan P, from Orlando, FL: “You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:3

  4. 2954
    Linda Buice says:

    Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. Psalm 55:22 NIV

  5. 2955
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Colorado Springs, CO.

    The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.
    Proverbs 29:25 (Msg)

  6. 2956
    Jill Sayles says:

    Jill, Puyallup, WA
    “I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies.”
    Psalm 18:3, NLT

  7. 2957
    Amanda Thibodeaux says:

    Amanda Thibodeaux from Sulphur, La.
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

  8. 2958
    mommafoster says:

    Nancilea, The Woodlands, TX

    But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:5 NIV

  9. 2959
    Lara Taeuber says:

    Lara Taeuber Mckinney Texas , Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of Christ Jesus Phillipians 3:13 NASB

  10. 2960
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Grovetown, GA. “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms‬ ‭27:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  11. 2961
    Amanda Dilley says:

    Amanda from Albuquerque, NM

    He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

    Psalms 23:3 NKJV

  12. 2962
    Izora Browning says:

    Izora Browning The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Number 6:26 NIV

  13. 2963
    Sharen Dulin says:

    Sharen, Platte City, MO
    Psalm 25:5 (HCSB)
    Guide me in your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long.

  14. 2964
    Louise Shytle says:

    And thr Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with grownings that cannot be expresses in words.

    Romans. 8:26 NLT

  15. 2965
    Carol Beachy says:

    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing? Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

  16. 2966
    Marcelene Silver says:

    Marcelene from Tucson, AZ

    “Remembering your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy, clearly recalling your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois, then in your mother Eunice and that I am convinced is in you also.”

    2 Timothy 1:4-5

  17. 2967
    Michelle Wynne says:

    Michelle Wynne , Spokane WA.

    For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, not things present nor things to come, nor powers, Romans 8: 38

  18. 2968
    Lynne says:

    Lynne. Alberta Canada Psalm 139:5 NLT.
    You place your hand of blessing on my head.

  19. 2969
    Terri Pierce says:

    Terri West Point Ms – God’s Rest
    “for somewhere He has spoken about the seventh day in this way: And on the seventh day God rested from all His works.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  20. 2970
    Amanda Sepulveda says:

    Amanda from Cooper, TX says ” My heart is confident in you, O God, no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart.” Psalm 108:1 NLT

  21. 2971
    Caroline Schollaardt says:

    Caroline Schollaardt from Calgary, AB, Canada
    “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29 NIV

  22. 2972
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, MO

    Every word of God is flawless;
    He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
    Proverbs 30:5 (NIV)

  23. 2973
    Penny Stanley says:

    Penny Hamburg AR

    “But you, Oh Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.”

    Psalm 3:3 NLT

  24. 2974
    Kristin says:

    Kristin Dickson from Ponchatoula, Louisiana

    Be angry and do not sin. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger. Don’t give the devil an opportunity. Ephesians 4:26 HCSB

  25. 2975
    Jen Beisel says:

    Jen B, Santa Maria, CA – 2 Tim 2:7-9: Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned. (NASB)

  26. 2976
    Alisa Glover says:

    Alisa Glover, Phenix City, AL
    “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in all the earth.” Psalm 46:10

  27. 2977
    Grace says:

    Grace, Chandler OK:”Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!”Psalm 27:7 (ESV)

  28. 2978
    Cheya says:

    Cheya from Houston: Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)

  29. 2979
    Bobbie says:

    Bobbie from Camas, WA: “The wicked are not so, but likechaff that the wind drives away.”
    Psalms 1:4 ESV

  30. 2980
    Carmie Leister says:

    Carmie from Roswell, Ga: There are those who speak rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing- Proverbs 12:18

  31. 2981
    Carmie Leister says:

    Carmie from Roswell, Georgia says: There are those who speak rashly like the piercing of a sword but the tongue of the wise brings healing- Proverbs 12:18

  32. 2982
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
    2 Corinthians 9:8

  33. 2983
    Cindy Miller says:

    Cindy, Granite City, IL
    “Oh Lord, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out to you. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.” Psalm 88:1-2 NIV

  34. 2984
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Houston, Texas
    And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
    Romans 8:30, niv

  35. 2985
    Terry says:

    Terry – Louisa, VA

    Isaiah 41:10 AMP
    Do not fear [anything] for I AM with you;
    Do not be afraid, for I AM your God.
    I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
    I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand
    [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].

  36. 2986
    Traci says:

    Traci , Vadnais Heights, MN
    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing? Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

  37. 2987
    Linda says:

    No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:17

  38. 2988
    Olivia McGowan says:

    John 16:33b NIV In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

  39. 2989
    Leah Finley says:

    1 Corinthians 5:7
    “For we live by faith, and not by sight.”

  40. 2990
    Olivia says:

    Olivia, Chichester, UK “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse” Romans 12:14, NIV

  41. 2991
    Marla Brown says:

    Marla, Indian Hills, CO: Consider HIM who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
    Hebrews 12:3 NIV

  42. 2992
    Lori says:

    I forgot to post verse 3! :0
    Lori from Gorman psalm 25:3 (amp)
    Indeed, none of those who wait (expectantly) for You will be ashamed;
    Those who turn away from what is right and deal treacherously without cause will be ashed(humiliated, embarrassed)

  43. 2993
    Rae Anne Randolph says:

    Rae Anne from Brandon, Ms
    “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in al things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  44. 2994
    Debbie Le Blanc says:

    “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  45. 2995
    Jc says:

    Receive, I pray you, the law and instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.
    Job 21:22 Amplified

  46. 2996
    Ruth says:

    Ruth from Shawnee, KS

    The Lord is my light and salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? -Psalm 27:1 (NIV)-

  47. 2997
    Mabelle Mendez says:

    Mabelle Mendez, Bronx, NY. “Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.” Psalm 4:4, NIV

  48. 2998
    Mary Pieper says:

    When Christ , who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4 (NIV)

  49. 2999
    Nancy says:

    “How long, O Lord, must i call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out ‘violence!’ but you do not save? Habakkuk 1:2 NIV

  50. 3000
    Tonya Thibodeaux says:

    Tonya Thibodeaux, DeQuincy,La.

    I am submitting a verse today to commemorate the life of a precious girl I considered to be like mine. My daughter’s best friend was suddenly taken on this day one year ago. She has been in our home and an active part of lives for the last ten years and was 17. The pain stings more today but I am comforted by this…

    “…He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ ” (NASB)

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