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. 351
    sally says:

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

  2. 352
    Gail says:

    Gail-Tyler, TX
    The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
    The plans of His heart to all generations.
    Psalm 33:11 NKJV

  3. 353
    Carolyn says:

    Meridian, Idaho
    …Do not fear, for I have redeemed you, I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze…. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you.”
    Isaiah 43:1b–2, 4a. NIV

  4. 354
    Doreen Morris says:

    “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works” Hebrews 10:24 NLT

  5. 355
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” ~Proverbs 31:26 NLT

  6. 356
    Judy Fischer says:

    I COMMIT…Judy Victorville, CA
    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10 ‭NIV‬‬

  7. 357
    Kelly Unger says:

    A Living Sacrifice to God
    Romans 12:1 NLT

    12 And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] 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.[b]

  8. 358
    Hilary Carrigan says:

    Hilary in Pineland, TX : “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” Ephesians 1:3 ESV

  9. 359
    Emily McAnear says:

    Emily, Houston, Texas
    “Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ.” 2 Timothy 2:4, NIV

  10. 360
    Romona Smith says:

    Romona from Rosewood Heights, IL
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. Ephesians 6:12 NET

  11. 361
    Claudia says:

    Claudia from Edmond, OK
    “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
    2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

  12. 362
    Melinda Miller says:

    Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

  13. 363
    Wendy Couper says:

    Wendy Couper Peterborough, ON Canada
    “Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control and self-control with patient endurance and patient endurance with godliness and godliness with brotherly affection and brotherly affection with love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5b-8 NLT

  14. 364
    Cookie Strickland says:

    Cookie, Orlando, Florida
    Lamentations 3:21-23 (NIV)
    “Yet I call this to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

  15. 365
    Helen A Roseberry says:

    Helen Roseberry, Riverside, CA

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every
    spiritual blessing in Christ.”

    Ephesians 1:3 NIV

  16. 366
    Cindy Cannon says:

    Cindy Cannon from Brighton, IL
    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

  17. 367
    Gayla Stephens says:

    Gayla Stephens
    Cedartown GA
    “And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice,
    “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”
    Revelation 5:2 NIV

  18. 368
    Jill Greer says:

    Jill Greer, Medina, TN

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
    Romans 12:12 NIV

  19. 369
    Kathryn A says:

    Kathryn A. from Washington, DC – “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear Not, I am the one who helps you.'” Isaiah 41:13, NIV

  20. 370
    Diane says:

    The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.
    Romans 14;22 ESV

  21. 371
    Rhonda Edmunds says:

    Rhonda from Milton, WV
    “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  22. 372
    Becky Frame says:

    Becky Frame from Woodway, TX,
    “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
    He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  23. 373
    Cherie says:

    Cherie Dearth from Joseph, Oregon: “Forget the former things; do not dwell in the past.” Isaiah 43:18 NIV

  24. 374
    Sandie Powell says:

    Sandie Powell
    Albuquerque, NM
    Psalm 34:3
    “O magnify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. KJV

  25. 375
    Amanda Gomez says:

    Amanda Gomez, Phoenix, AZ I have been memorizing the first chapter of James and have gone much further ahead than I anticipated! Last month I memorized 11 verses!

    “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12 NKJV

  26. 376
    Linda Bird says:

    “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage. Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.” –Psalms 85:5-6 HNV

  27. 377
    Amy says:

    Amy from Tampa, FL
    “From there I will give her her vineyards, and make the valley of A’chor a door of hope.”
    Hosea 2:15, NRSV

  28. 378
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl from Charlottesville Va.: It is hard to find a good wife because she is worth more than rubies.
    Proverbs 31:10 (NCV)

  29. 379
    Aj says:

    Aj Schwanz from Newberg, Oregon: “God the Father and Jesus Christ his son will give you grace, mercy and peace. Those blessings will be with us because we love the truth.” 2 John 3 NIRV

  30. 380
    Sherry says:

    Sherry from Jay, OK
    “On the glorious splendor of your majesty,and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. Psalm 145:5 ESV

  31. 381
    Brooke Miller says:

    Brooke Miller, Pelham AL, Romans 12:2 ESV

    2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

    Romans 12:2 ESV

  32. 382
    Nancy English says:

    Nancy English, Laramie, Wyoming
    To you O Lord I lift up my soul; In you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame , nor let me enemies triumph over me. Psalm 25:1-2 NIV

  33. 383
    Suzanne says:

    Tenaha TX

    Proverbs 4:22 NIV
    “…for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.”
    Prob. 4:22

  34. 384
    Rita Brake says:

    Rita Brake, Los Alamos NM ” See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter rooot grows up to cause trouble and a defile many. Hebrews 12:15 NIV

  35. 385
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Vicksburg MS “I sought the Lord and he answered me, he delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 NIV

  36. 386
    Denise Ramser says:

    Denise Ramser; Gambier, Ohio: For by the grace given me I say to everyone of you. do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you Romans 12:3 NIV

  37. 387
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, Seneca SC

    “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 (ESV)

  38. 388
    Lavan Sayed says:

    Lavan Sayed, Denver, Colorado (taking your advice scripture Beth) 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

  39. 389
    Ally says:

    Ally, Houston, TX

    “Share in the suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter.”
    2 Timothy 2:3-4 HCSB

  40. 390
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller from Dallas, Texas: “You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  41. 391

    Sharla Robertson from Granbury, TX,
    “‘What are you, O great mountain [of obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who will rebuild the temple] you will become a plain (insignificant)! And he will bring out the capstone [of the new temple] with loud shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’””
    ZECHARIAH‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

  42. 392
    Evelyn says:

    “Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on [God’s] faithfulness.” Psalm 37:3; NKJV (Evelyn, Watertown, MA)

  43. 393
    Michelle Burnam says:

    Michelle Burnam from Dalton, GA ~ Indeed, God is my salvation; I will trust Him and not be afraid,
    for Yah, the Lord, is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation. ~Isaiah 12:2 (HCSB)

  44. 394
    Yael Hernandez says:

    Yael Hernandez, New York, NY

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”

    Colossians 3:23 NASB

  45. 395
    Misty Ingalls says:

    Misty Ingalls from Yakima, Washington: “Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders [non-believers], make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious].” Colossians 4:5 AMP

  46. 396
    Cindie says:

    Cindie from Maroa, IL

    I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. Psalm 25:2 NIV

  47. 397
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara, Medina Oh
    His divine power has given us everything we need for life and a godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
    2 Pet 1:3NIV

  48. 398
    Tanya says:

    Tanya Lakeville,Ohio Matthew 6:33New International Version (NIV)

    33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

  49. 399
    Lynn, Raleigh says:

    Ex 13:17 (NLT)
    “When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine teritory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, ‘If the people are faces with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.'”

  50. 400
    Joan Bower says:

    Joan from Olympia,WA. 2 Timothy 1:13-14 ESV
    Follow the pattern of the sound words you have heard from me, in the faith and love that
    are in Christ Jesus, By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard
    the good deposit entrusted to you.

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