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!


3,718 Responses to “SSMT 2017: Verse 2!”

If you'd like your own pic by your comment, go to Click the first button "Get your gravatar today ->", and it will walk you through a simple process to select a picture.


  1. 151
    Marcy says:

    Marcy, Eagle Bridge, NY , Psalm 25:12, 13 “Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land.”

  2. 152
    Kaley says:

    Kaley from Morgantown, WV “These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in purity. Till I come give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”

    1Timothy 4:11-13 KJV

  3. 153
    Chrissy Hunt says:

    Chrissy, Overland Park, KS
    “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:13 (NIV)

  4. 154
    Regina says:

    Regina Orr
    Floydada, Texas

    ” I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

    Psalm 34:1 ESV

  5. 155
    Yael Hernandez says:

    Yael Hernandez from New York, NY

    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

    Psalm 19:14 NASB

    I picked this because I want all of me especially my words and my thoughts to glorify our Heavenly Father. I have struggled here and need his help. I know he is my redeemer.

    • 155.1
      Kim Hower says:

      Hi Yael:

      I am with you on this one! The good news is, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John‬ ‭5:14-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

      Happy New Year,

  6. 156
    Erika Weilage says:

    Erika Weilage, Prospect,Ky – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
    For no word from God will ever fail. – Luke 1:37 (NIV)

  7. 157
    Holly Cox says:

    Holly Cox from Greenwood, SC.
    “He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”
    -Psalm 40:2 (ESV)

  8. 158
    Julie says:

    Julie from Ridgeville, SC: “Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.” Psalm 63:7-8 (NLT)

  9. 159
    Regina Rentz says:

    Regina, Fort Worth, Texas “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Mark 14:28 ESV

  10. 160
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Sidney, Ohio

    Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Jude 2 NIV

  11. 161
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Fairfax, Virginia, first U. S. city for 2017 LPL Event, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and migjty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

  12. 162
    Kasyn Peacock says:

    Kasyn Peacock, Longview, Texas

    “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.”
    Lamentations 3:22 (NLT)

  13. 163
    Grace says:

    Grace Kunde, Sandy UT.
    Of David, To you O Lord, I lift up my soul. Psalm 25:1 ESV

  14. 164
    Dorinda Hunt says:

    Psalm 33:4
    For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all he does.

  15. 165
    maria hennings says:

    West Des Moines, Iowa. “”Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed- or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
    Luke 10: 41-42 NIV

  16. 166
    Tracee McFarland says:

    Tracee, Morristown, TN
    And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
    Isaiah 40:5 KJV

  17. 167
    Judy Frederick says:

    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
    2 Corinthians 4:17 NIV

  18. 168
    Mai Ly Chi says:

    Mai Ly, Fairfax, Virginia, “For I desire steadfast love not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burn offerings.” Hosea 6:6 ESV

  19. 169
    Bettie Thompson says:

    Cary, NC

    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.

    Ephesians 1:7,8 NIV

  20. 170
    Chebba says:

    Matthew 19:26King James Version (KJV)

    26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God ALL THINGS are possible.

  21. 171
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn J Medlin Oceanside Ca
    And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
    Matthew 28:20 NIV

  22. 172
    Stephanie C says:

    Stephanie C from Meridian, ID “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10 NIV

  23. 173
    Jamie Thacker says:

    Cumming, GA
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
    for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  24. 174
    Amy Libdan says:

    Amy Libdan Gettysburg, PA “TRUST in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  25. 175
    Pam Luschei says:

    “How much more then will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death so that we may serve the living God!” Heb. 9:14 NIV

    Pam from El Cajon, California

  26. 176
    Beth G says:

    Beth G from Pittsburgh, PA “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10 ESV

  27. 177
    Diana says:

    Diana, North Attleboro, MA
    May He give you what your heart desires
    and fulfill your whole purpose.
    Psalm 20:4 HCSB

  28. 178
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Redmond, Oregon

    “For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.”

    Galatians 5:17 NASB

  29. 179
    Tracey Knight says:

    Tracey Knight ~ Arkadelphia AR
    “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.””
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  30. 180
    Shannon Salazar says:

    Shannon Salazar, Jackson WY
    Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart’s desires.
    Psalm 37:4 HCSB

  31. 181
    Amanda Love says:

    Amanda Love, Columbus Ohio ~ Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry or help, and He will say: “Here Am I”. If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. (Isaiah 58:9-11, NIV)

  32. 182
    Ruth Malinowski says:

    Ruth Kitchener, ON

    The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.” Isaiah 29:13 (NIV)

  33. 183
    Karen says:

    Psalm 5:7-8(NIV 1984)

    7 But I, by your great mercy,
    will come into your house;
    in reverence will I bow down
    toward your holy temple.

    8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies—
    make straight your way before me.

  34. 184
    Emily says:

    Emily from Cincinnati: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NIV

  35. 185
    Lyn Brewer says:

    Lyn Brewer, Spartanburg, SC
    “He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under His wings you will find refuge;
    His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
    Psalms 91:4 NIV

  36. 186
    Deanna says:

    Deanna Columbia, SC

    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)

  37. 187
    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Glendale AZ, “But his delight is not in the law of the Lord, and in his law he mediates day and night.” Ps 1:2 NKJV

  38. 188
    Heather Glover says:

    Heather Glover from Northern Ireland : 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 ch41 v10. NKJV

  39. 189
    Janey says:

    Janey from Nashville, TN

    Deuteronomy 31:8 (MSG)

    “God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.”

  40. 190
    Michelle says:

    I have loved you with everlasting love,
    I have drawn you with loving-kindness,
    I will build you up again,
    And you will be rebuilt,
    And go out to dance with the joyful. (Jeremiah 31 3-4)

  41. 191
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy Gandy from Hazlehurst, MS, Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, Psalm 103:2 ESV

  42. 192
    Julie Fawcett says:

    Julie Fawcett, Round Rock, Tx
    ” Jesus looked at them and said, with man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God”
    Mark 10:27 NIV

  43. 193
    Carolyn Lemon says:

    Carolyn from Sand Springs, OK
    “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139:2 NIV

  44. 194
    Linda Hansen says:

    Linda, Buckeye, Az: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NLT

  45. 195
    Lynne says:

    Lynne, Lacombe AB Canada,
    You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. Psalm 139:2

  46. 196
    Penny from California says:

    N.A.S. Psalm 91:2
    ” I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and My fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”

  47. 197
    Kimberly Kleimann says:

    Kimberly Kleimann, Chico, CA
    Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
    Ephesians 6:10 KJV

  48. 198
    Pam Davis says:

    Pam Davis, Louisville, KY.

    I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
    Psalm 40:1 NASB

  49. 199
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Houston, TX: ” If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. Second Chronicles 2:14 NIV

  50. 200
    Allison says:

    Allison from Albany, GA: “If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.” 1 John 3:17-18, NABRE

Leave a Reply

To receive a daily digest of comments on this post, enter your email address below: