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. 601
    Stacey Edmonson says:

    For we are Godʼs handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  2. 602
    Stacy says:

    Stacy from Greenfield, Indiana

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

    1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV

  3. 603
    Kim Emmerich says:

    Dickinson, ND

    Psalm 145:1

    I will extol You, my God and King and bless Your Name forever and ever.

  4. 604
    Johnine Adomitis says:

    Johnine from Anna, Texas

    “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32 NIV

  5. 605
    LInda Smith says:

    Linda Smith from Little Rock,Arkansas – O God, You are my God, I shall seek you earnestly. My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalms 63:1 NASB

  6. 606
    Nancy Garringer says:

    Nancy Redkey, IN

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — Ephesians 2:8. NIV

  7. 607
    Sara McPeek says:

    Sara McPeek from Decatur, TX
    Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies Psalm 34:12-13 NIV

  8. 608
    Jennine says:

    Jennine, Chandler, OK

    For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

    James 3:2 ESV

  9. 609
    Linda Rosenkoetter says:

    Ashland, OH “yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion.For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him. ” Isaiah 30:18 NIV

  10. 610
    Tina Shelton says:

    Tina Shelton -Richmond, TX

    The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. Psalm 41:3 NIV

  11. 611
    Cris says:

    Cris from Virginia Beach, VA
    You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence;
    You always give me sheer delight. Psalms 16:11

  12. 612
    Arilee Herman says:

    Arilee from Saskatoon, SK Canada:
    “but in all these troubles we have complete victory through God, who has shown His love for us.” Romans 8:37 (esv)

  13. 613
    Karen Morgan says:

    Karen Morgan from Hanahan, SC: “From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us.” Acts 17:26,27

  14. 614
    Connor Forrester says:

    Connor Forrester from Greenwood, SC
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

  15. 615
    Debi Detroyer says:

    Debi Detroyer Emmett, MI

    “Everyday I will bless Thee, And I will praise Thy name forever and ever.” Psalm 145:2 NASB

  16. 616
    Patricia Clevenger says:

    Patricia Clevenger at Midland, Texas.
    “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
    Proverbs 4:23. NIV

  17. 617
    Denise Christian says:

    Denise from Reliance, Va

    Psalm 25:2
    O my God, I trust in You;
    Let me not be ashamed;
    Let not my enemies triumph over me


  18. 618
    Mechelle Thomas says:

    He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. ESV

  19. 619
    Margo says:

    Margo, Burlington Ontario
    The Sovereign Lord is my strength, he makes my feet like he feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)

  20. 620

    Terri Fullerton, Abilene, TX

    I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17, NIV

  21. 621
    Janai Tick says:

    Janai Tick, Las Vegas, NV
    Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
    I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. Lamentations 3:21-25 (NLT)

  22. 622
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie, Alexandria, LA
    “who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,” 2 Timothy 1:9 ESV

  23. 623
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Round Rock, Tx: “Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:2 (NIV)

  24. 624
    Sheila says:

    Sheila from Russellville, AR

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

  25. 625
    Catherine says:

    Catherine from Loxahatchee,FL
    Eph 4:22 NLT
    Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life…

  26. 626
    Kelly Topping says:

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

  27. 627
    Pam Carr says:

    Pam Carr. From White Oak MO
    “Lord, I turn to You.”Psalm 25:1 HCSB-SB

  28. 628
    Summer Summers says:

    Summer S in Castle Rock, CO, “We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need.” Colossians 1:11

  29. 629
    Sara Jane Jones says:

    Sara Jane Jones from Kentucky:

    “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalms 30:5 NIV

  30. 630
    Debbie, Jacksonville, FL says:

    Psalm 139:2 NASB

    Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up;

  31. 631
    Brandee Carter says:

    Brandee Carter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

  32. 632
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly Elston, Portland, OR

    As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until he has mercy upon us.

    Psalm 123:2 (NRSV)

  33. 633
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane, Troy KS “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.” Mark 8:34 NIV

  34. 634
    Lisa Williams says:

    Lisa from Houston, Texas
    “But all the while evil men and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceiving others, themselves deceived.” 2 Timothy 3:13 (NAB)

  35. 635
    Geralyn Davis Juneau, Alaska says:

    Romans 15 NLT
    [13]I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit

  36. 636
    Denise says:

    Denise from Connecticut:

    “Commit your way to the Lord;trust in Him, and He will act, making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like noonday”.
    -Psalm 37:5-6 (HCSB)

    I feel like I need to completely commit my way to the Lord and ultimately TRUST in Him and his plan and purpose for me and my family.

  37. 637
    Marita Reese says:

    Marita Reese, Maricopa, AZ

    Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (NIV)

  38. 638
    Martha James says:

    Martha Cocoa FL
    2 Timothy 2:24
    The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,
    (working my way through 2nd Timothy)

  39. 639
    Pamela Overbay says:

    Pamela Overbay, Louisville,Tn

    “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”
    Hebrews 12:11 KJV

  40. 640
    Lora says:

    Lora, from Kernersville, NC – 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 what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV

  41. 641
    Laura T says:

    Laura from Hudson, IL
    Psalm 25:2 NIV
    in you I trust, O my God.
    Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

  42. 642
    Jenny Smith says:

    Jenny Smith, Lewisville, TX

    We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20

  43. 643
    Ginger says:

    Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2:11 (NIV)

  44. 644
    Bobbie Warren says:

    Bobbie Warren from Camas, WA
    “but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Psalms 1:2 ESV

  45. 645
    Julie says:

    Julie, Chesterland, Ohio
    “For whenever our hearts condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and He know everything.”
    1 John 3:20 ESV

  46. 646
    JulieP says:

    JulieP Tierra Verde FL

    O My God, in you I trust; let not me be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

    Psalms 25:2

  47. 647
    Jenni says:

    Jenni – Abilene, TX

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13 NIV

  48. 648
    Cindy Webb says:

    Cindy Webb, Cisco, Texas
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  49. 649
    Sandra Arnold says:

    Sandra Arnold from Paris, Tennessee
    “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)

  50. 650

    Courtney, Houma, LA

    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
    Psalm 34:18, ESV

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