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. 550
    Amanda Bryant says:

    Amanda Bryant, Knoxville, TN

    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

    Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

  2. 551
    Beth says:

    Beth from Engadine, Michigan
    “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the LordĘĽs people.”
    Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  3. 552
    Joann Keller says:

    Joann Keller from Willingboro, NJ
    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by renewing your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

  4. 553
    Amy says:

    Amy7634 from the Midwest:

    “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’”

    Romans 4:18 (NIV)

  5. 554
    Barb says:

    Barb from Richardson , TX,
    Eph 3:19 NIV …and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

  6. 555
    Allison Mayes says:

    Allison, Scottsdale, AZ

    “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” Genesis 9:16 (NIV)

  7. 556
    Lyndsay Salvador says:

    Lyndsay Salvador, New Castle, IN.
    Philippians 3:12-14, NLT
    “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”

  8. 557
    Dottie Morrow says:

    Dottie Morrow in Mansfield, TX

    “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.” Proverbs 3:17 NKJV

  9. 558
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
    Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
    Psalm 19:13 (NIV)

  10. 559
    Becky says:

    Becky from Overland Park, KS
    “He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.” Ephesians 1:7 (NLT)

  11. 560
    Michelle Lyon says:

    Michelle from Fort Collins, CO
    “Look at what is before your eyes. If you are confident that you belong to Christ, remind yourself of this.” 2 Corinthians 10:7 (NRSV)

  12. 561
    Cindy Kesler says:

    Cindy Kessler, Rock Hill, SC

    The mind of man plans his way; but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NASB)

  13. 562
    Vicki culbreth says:

    Vicki Culbreth from Winchester, VA – “Restore us, O Lord, and bring us back to you again! Give us back the joys we once had!” Lamentations 5:21

  14. 563
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia from Brooklyn Park MN

    and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you. 1 Peter 1:4 NIV

  15. 564
    Marla Ritter says:

    Marla Ritter, Benton, AR: “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:2, NIV

  16. 565
    Katherine says:

    Katherine, Charlottesville, VA – “You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.” James 4:2 ESV

  17. 566
    Donna Butler says:

    Donna Butler, Las Cruces, NM “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 NASB

  18. 567
    Amy says:

    Amy from Columbia, SC

    And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands—yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.
    Psalm 90:17 AMPC

  19. 568
    Judy Grieve says:

    Proverbs 3:7-8 (NLT)
    7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
    Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
    8 Then you will have healing for your body
    and strength for your bones.

  20. 569
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Leamington, Ontario, Canada

    “For He will complete what He has appointed for me…”
    Job 23:14

  21. 570
    Tammy Shaw says:

    Tammy Shaw, Clark, MO: 5) O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! 6) Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. Psalm 119:5-6

  22. 571
    Debra Paape says:

    Debra from Baraboo, Wisconsin

    “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5 (ESV)

  23. 572
    Christy says:

    Christy from Indianapolis, Indiana “but whose delight is in the law of the Lord and who meditates on his law day and night.” Psalm 1:2 NIV

  24. 573
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Albany, OR
    O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.
    Psalm 25:2 NASB

  25. 574
    Kate says:

    Kate, Bristol, UK

    ‘Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult ‘

    Proverbs 12:16 NIV

  26. 575
    Tedde Johnson says:

    He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, Nor cause His voice to be heard inthe street.
    Isaiah 42:2 NKJV

  27. 576
    Martha McElhaney says:

    Martha McElhaney Ooltewah, TN
    Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord. Romans 12: 11 HCSB

  28. 577
    Joy M says:

    Joy from San Diego, Ca. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. 1John 2:17, ESV

  29. 578
    Andrea Larmer says:

    Andrea Larmer, Hephzibah, GA

    “Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.” Psalm 119:133 ESV

  30. 579
    Sherry L Smith says:

    Sherry L Smith from Marietta GA
    ” Fear not, for I am with you: Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

    Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

  31. 580
    Jill says:

    Jill , Dunedin FL
    Your wealth has rotted and moths have eaten your clothes.
    James 5:2 NIV

  32. 581
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Hughes, Berrien Springs, Michigan, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”(Psalm 141:3ESV).

  33. 582
    Cori from Lock Haven says:

    In you Lord, I have taken refuge;let me never be put to shame;deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue, be my Rock of refuge a strong fortress to save me. Psalm 31:1-2 NIV

  34. 583
    Claudia says:

    Claudia, Franklin, TN- Yet God has made everything beautiful [BE-YOU-tiful] for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from the beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT *Note: switching to here after posting my 1st verse on the FB page. Blessings+

  35. 584
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Hughes, Berrien Springs, Michigan, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”(Psalm 141:3ESV).

  36. 585
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Wellington, KS – So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. John 1:14 NIV

  37. 586
    Dawn King says:

    Dawn King from Hamilton, NJ

    I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak His praises. I will boast only in the Lord: let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:1-3 NLT

  38. 587
    teena dobbs says:

    Teena Gainesville, GA

    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
    John 8:36

  39. 588
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Marysville, PA – “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.” Psalm 56:3 (NLT)

  40. 589
    Edie says:

    Edie Caldwell from Lancaster, South Carolina: “Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” Matthew 9:29 ESV

  41. 590
    kathy says:

    Kathy, Austin Isaiah 57:18 ESV I have seen his ways but I will heal him, I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners

  42. 591
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson, Bloomdale, Ohio
    Jude 1,2 (NIV)
    “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,

    To those who have been been called, who are loved by
    God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ:

    Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.”

  43. 592
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson, Bloomdale, Ohio
    Jude 1,2 (NIV)
    “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,

    To those who have been been called, who are loved by
    God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ:

    Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.”

  44. 593
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson, Bloomdale, Ohio

    “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,

    To those who have been been called, who are loved by
    God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ:

    Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.”
    Jude 1,2 (NIV)

  45. 594
    Tina Huffman says:

    Tina, Zalma, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)

  46. 595
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Elmira, Ontario.
    “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 5:8 NIV

  47. 596
    Kara Vargo Streetsboro Ohio says:

    “You crown the year with your bounty and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.”
    Psalm 65:11-13

  48. 597
    Brady Bradshaw says:

    Brady Bradshaw, Cedar Rapids, IA. 22 Because of the Lord ʼs great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭22‬ NIV)

  49. 598
    Hallie Nickell says:

    Hallie Jo from Burleson, Texas: “But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed”
    Romans 6:17 NASB

  50. 599
    Sally Cressman says:

    Sally from Brentwood, TN: Yet, I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. 1 John 2:8 NIV

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