SSMT 2017: Verse 2!


Hey, Everybody! Let’s get some traction on this 2017 Scripture memory action! It’s time for Verse 2! This is the post where you’ll leave your comment with your Scripture entry.

Remember, you get to choose your own verse according to what you need most or what presently lands on your heart with the power of the Holy Spirit. I am committing to memorize the one-chapter, 25-verse Book of Philemon this SSMT year so at times my verse will seem a little random and be an incomplete sentence. Like today. Grin. That can be a challenge for an English teacher by trade.

I’ll always recommend another Scripture that I think makes a fabulous memory verse in case you are having trouble deciding on one. Remember that we strictly limit the comments to our SSMT verse-entries so the entire comment thread is a spectacular stack of little more than Scripture. It becomes such a help to many who are not even part of SSMT but searching for comfort for their aching souls or strength for their faith. Lots of people realize along the way that they can come to these posts and find powerful Scriptures. The majority of people don’t yet know how relevant the Bible can be or how to search the Scriptures for verses that speak to their needs. They don’t realize many of these verses even exist. Our enormous privilege is to put these verses on easy-access display for them and help bridge them over to open Bibles and, if they desire, to the incalculable gain of studying it in-depth.

So that’s enough from BM-Big Mouth. Here’s my entry and below it, you’ll find the verse I’m recommending this time around to those who are drawing a blank.

Beth Moore from Houston, Texas: “and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house.” Philemon 2 ESV


Recommended verse if you need one:

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,” Philippians 1:9 ESV


I love you guys! Stay with it!

———Quick reminder from LPM——–
You can get SSMT updates with the LPM App notifications!

Here’s how…
-Download the app
-Once you’re in the app, go to the top left corner and tap the 3 horizontal lines, choose Settings, next choose Notifications, then turn on notifications for SSMT 2017. And your done!


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  1. 451
    Cindy Stai says:

    Cindy Stai
    Lancaster, OH

    Praise God in His holy place!
    Praise Him in the heavenly dome of His power!

    Psalm 150:1 (CJB)

  2. 452
    janice bells says:

    Janice Bells from Orillia, Ontario
    Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
    I John 4:7,8 NIV

  3. 453
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa from Eugene, OR “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

  4. 454
    Betti says:

    Betti, Albany GA
    “You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:3-4 NIV

  5. 455
    Jennifer says:

    “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭NKJV

  6. 456
    Holly Moore says:

    Holly from Alpharetta, GA Psalm 25 :2 “I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.” NLT

  7. 457
    June Greenstreet says:

    June Greenstreet from Bradford, Ontario:
    “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  8. 458
    Deanne Johnson says:

    Deanne Johnson

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
    Ephesians 4:2 NIV

  9. 459
    Jamie Williams says:

    My soul will boast in the Lord ; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Psalm 34:2

  10. 460
    dawn rowden says:

    Dawn, Astoria OR, “Never let loyalty and faithflness leave you. Tie them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will find favor and high reqard in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:3-4 HCSB

  11. 461
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette Dahm. Lake Oswego, OR. Psalm100:1. Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth. I am going to memorize 3 psalms. 100, 111, and 121. I feel like having some continuity in my memorization. I also like the message they give me for this year.

  12. 462
    Mandy Gaede says:

    Mandy Gaede from Imperial, CA

    From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and weak:
    Lead me to the rock that is higher than I (a rock that is too high to reach without Your help).
    Psalm 61:2 AMP

  13. 463
    Beth H. says:

    Beth H. from Anderson, IN — “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

  14. 464
    Jenna Wood says:

    Jenna Wood from Baltimore, Maryland – “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” ‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  15. 465
    Andrea says:

    Andrea Porter, Pottstown, PA I commit!

    1 Peter 3:4 ESV

    Cloth yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.

  16. 466
    Tracey Richardson says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas

    “‘for in him we live and move and have our being’ as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are indeed his offspring’ Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.” Acts 17: 28-29 (ESV)

  17. 467
    Myrna Mason says:

    Myrna Mason Rockledge

    “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  18. 468
    birdie says:

    So don’t be afraid; ;you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. (Matt. 10:31 NLT)

  19. 469
    Melanie Anderson says:

    Melanie from Groesbeck, TX

    “Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:3 (NIV 1984)

  20. 470
    Emily McAnear says:

    Emily, Houston Texas
    “And the things you heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2, NIV

  21. 471
    Glenda Willard says:

    Glenda Willard from Farmington, New Mexico “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  22. 472
    Julie Snyder says:

    Julie Snyder from Franklin, TN: “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3 ESV

  23. 473
    Janet Worthy says:

    Janet from Odessa, TX
    For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, Romans 8:38. ESV

  24. 474
    Jennifer S says:

    Jennifer S., Harleysville, PA

    “Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3

  25. 475
    Jackie siple says:

    Jackie siple rockledge FL

    “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  26. 476
    Deborah says:

    Deborah ~ Sawyer, KS

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 ESV

  27. 477
    Anna Moyer says:

    Anna Moyer Moyer, Springfield, MO
    “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self control, and self control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5-8 (ESV)

  28. 478
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN
    Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭24‬ ESV)

  29. 479
    Christine says:

    Gilbert, Arizona
    Ephesians 6:10- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. KJV

  30. 480
    Dina says:

    Dina Emery, Wyomimg MI- “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights , who does not change like shifting shadows”. James1:17 (NIV)

  31. 481
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee Robbins, Las Vegas, NV “Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭63:4-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  32. 482
    Carol Marroquin says:

    Carol Marroquin, Hewitt, TX Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 NASB

  33. 483
    Kristin says:

    Kristin Robbins
    Ft. Worth, TX
    “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 ESV

  34. 484
    Erica Battenfield says:

    Erica Battenfield, Stigler, OK. 1 Peter 2:15, “For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.” NIV

  35. 485
    Carole Tucker says:

    Carole Tucker, Kerrville, TX ” See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 138:24. NIV

  36. 486
    Cindy Matter says:

    Cindy, North Potomac: For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love and sound judgement. 2 Timothy 1:7 HCSB

  37. 487
    Holly Watson says:

    Holly from Greensboro, NC. “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 11:29-30 NASB

  38. 488
    Barbara Walker says:

    You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you understand my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:2. NASB Fort Worth TX

  39. 489
    Maggie Milligan says:

    Maggie Milligan, Stigler, OK. John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” NIV

  40. 490
    Brenda says:

    The Lord God is my strength ( my personal bravery and my invincible army); He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me walk ( not stand still in terror, but to walk) and make (spiritual) progress upon my high places ( of trouble, suffering, or responsibility)!
    Habakkuk 3:19 ( Amplified)

  41. 491
    Natalie says:

    Natalie wales
    Moss Vale NSW Australia

    I am always aware of the Lords presence, he is near and nothing can shake me.

    Psalm 16:8 (GNT)

  42. 492
    Julie Copp says:

    Julie, Gresham, OR

    “And His name will be the hope of all the world.” Matthew 12:21 (NLT)

  43. 493
    Lesley says:

    Lesley from Edinburgh Scotland
    Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT

  44. 494
    Carol King says:

    Carol King, Fort Worth, TX – Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
    Ephesians 6:11 NASB

  45. 495
    JulieB says:

    Julie Boyd from Sharpsburg, Ga.

    “rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
    Colossians 2:7 NIV

  46. 496
    Marilyn Beagle says:

    Marilyn from Dearborn, MO.
    And let us consider how to stir up one another
    to love and good works,
    Hebrews 10:24 ESV

  47. 497
    Sharleen Copp says:

    Jan 15, 2017
    Psalm 63:3-4 NLT
    Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself; how I praise you! I will honor you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.

  48. 498
    Gina Demangos says:

    Gina Demangos San Diego CA

    For the Lord God is a sun and shield;The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

    Psalm 84:11 NOB

  49. 499
    Dennina Keen says:

    Yet this I call 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. I say to myself, ” The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. ”
    Lamentations 3: 21-24 NIV

  50. 500
    Ginni Bartlett says:

    Winter Park. “Do not let mercy and kindness and truth leave you [instead let these qualities define you]; Bind them [securely] around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.”

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