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. 2551
    Rhonda Burrough says:

    Rhonda Burrough, Katy TX

    Hold on to what you have so that no one will take your crown.

    Revelation 3:11 The Message

  2. 2552
    Gay Beck says:

    I Commit – Gay Beck, Plain City, Ohio

    4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
    5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

    Psalm 100:4-5 (NIV)

  3. 2553
    Patrice McMurtrey says:

    Patrice from Crestwood, KY
    Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. Isaiah 43:18 NIV

  4. 2554
    Cathy says:

    Cathy from Suwanee, GA
    “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:7 NLT

  5. 2555
    Courtney Bethany says:

    Courtney Bethany from Toledo, Ohio “and to our beloved sister Apphia and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house.” Philemon 2 ESV

  6. 2556
    Susan says:

    Susan from OP Kansas: “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:24-26 ESV

  7. 2557
    Chelsea says:

    Chelsea from Lima, Ohio
    Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in.
    James 2:2 NIV

  8. 2558
    Tilley Hawkins says:

    Tilley from Franklin, TN:

    O Lord, I give my life to you.

    Psalm 25:1 NLT

  9. 2559
    Dallas Tausch says:

    Dallas Tausch from Helotes, TX
    “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
    ‭‭3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  10. 2560
    Heather Smith says:

    Matthew 5:1-3 (KJV) and seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  11. 2561
    Allie Love says:

    Allie Love from Fairway, Kansas

    “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, but is a gift from God- not through works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

  12. 2562
    Natalie says:

    Natalie, from Damascus, MD: “All this has come upon us; But we have not forgotten You, Nor have we dealt falsely with Your covenant.” (Psalm 44:17, NKJV)

  13. 2563
    Julie says:

    Julie from McAllen, TX
    I tell you, on the day of judgement people will give account for every careless word they speak. Matthew 12:36 ESV

  14. 2564
    Charlotte Ortega says:

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

    Psalm 32:8 (NASB)

  15. 2565
    Patience Nason says:

    Patience Nason, Citrus Heights, CA
    “Make every effort to come to me soon, for Demas has deserted me, because he loved this present world, and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia. Titus to Dalmatia.” 2 Timothy 4:9-10 HCSB

  16. 2566
    Rachel Stewart says:

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

  17. 2567
    Amy Morton says:

    Amy Morton, Queen Creek, AZ – “May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!” Psalms‬ ‭20:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  18. 2568
    Christi Bruecher says:

    Christi Bruecher from Houston, TX
    For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
    1 John 5:3 (ESV)

  19. 2569
    Beth Crocker says:

    Beth Crocker, Wisconsin “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lordʼs glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭NIV

  20. 2570
    Molly Hotchkiss says:

    Molly, Cypress TX

    But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. Psalm 5:11 ESV

  21. 2571
    Emma Buck says:

    Deliver me from my enemies, O God: protect me from those who rise up against me. NIV

  22. 2572
    Margot Martinez says:

    Margot from Round Rock, TX
    Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
    Philippians 4:5 NIV

  23. 2573
    Amanda Hodge says:

    Amanda from Sherman, TX
    Psalm 25:1 KJV
    “Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.”

  24. 2574
    Joanne Lim says:

    Joanne Lim from Houston, Texas…”And over all theses things put on love which binds them altogether in perfect unity” Col 3:14 NIV

  25. 2575
    Rebecca Gemes says:

    Rebecca Gemes from Columbus, Georgia:

    “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.”
    ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  26. 2576
    Rachael Davis says:

    Rachael Davis
    Perrysburg, OH

    Isaiah 40:3-4 NIV

    A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness, prepare the way for our Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.

  27. 2577
    Mauri says:

    Mauri Grace from Queen City, Texas:
    “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” – ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:25‬ (‭NLT‬‬)

  28. 2578
    Hannah Styles says:

    Hannah from Cumming, GA: “Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:4-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  29. 2579
    Christy Kirby says:

    Christy Kirby from Plano, TX:

    It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. Romans 9:16

  30. 2580
    Jennifer Zalapi says:

    Rockton, IL
    The Lord is my light and my salvation;whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall i be afraid?
    Psalm 27:1

  31. 2581
    Jerana says:

    Psalm 71:3 NIV

    Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

  32. 2582
    Kimberly says:

    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  33. 2583
    Tanya says:

    Tanya from Birmingham, AL
    But the Spitit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
    Galatians 5:22-23

  34. 2584
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Panama City, Florida– “when the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and foes who will stumble and fall” Psalm 27:2 (NIV)

  35. 2585
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Berkeley Springs, WV

    O lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.

    {saiah 25:1 NIV

  36. 2586
    Tanya Isley says:


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

  37. 2587
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, from Washington

    “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
    Colossians 4:6 NIV

  38. 2588
    Samantha says:

    Samantha, Bude, Mississippi
    “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans‬ ‭5:3-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  39. 2589
    Lori says:

    Lori Altenbern, Cheyenne, WY

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

  40. 2590
    Stacie says:

    Stacie from Amberg, Germany. You know when I sit and when I rise. You perceive my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:2 NIV

  41. 2591
    Charmaine says:

    You know my downsitting and my uprising. You understand my thought afar off. Psalm 139:2 (amp)

  42. 2592
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn Mo

    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
    says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil,
    to give you a future and a hope.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  43. 2593
    Sherri Randol says:

    Sherri – Corpus Christi, Tx
    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
    Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

  44. 2594
    Judy says:

    Judy, Columbia, SC
    “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you;
    He will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 NIV

  45. 2595
    Grace Dickerson says:

    Grace Dickerson, Clearwater Kansas

    Psalm 18:13
    The Lord thundered from Heaven; the Most High gave a mighty shout.

  46. 2596
    stacy roznovak says:

    Stacy Roznovak, Taylor, TX
    “He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7 (NASB)

  47. 2597
    Suzanne Breazeale says:

    Suzanne Breazeale from Philadelphia, Mississippi: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 KJV

  48. 2598
    Amanda Sepulveda says:

    Amanda from Cooper, TX
    Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do and he will grant you his blessing. 1 John 3:9 NLT

  49. 2599
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, St. Petersburg FL

    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  50. 2600
    Paula Hale says:

    Paula Hale, Brownwood, Tx
    “The empty-headed treat life as a plaything; the perceptive grasp its meaning and make a go of it.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:21‬ ‭MSG‬‬

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