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. 251
    Judy,Terrace,Canada says:

    If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
    Psalm 139:9-10

  2. 252
    Traci Williams says:

    Traci Williams, Santa Clarita, CA:”I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2, NIV

  3. 253
    Linda Robillard says:

    Linda Robillard
    Wichita, Ks
    Ephesians 4:1
    As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

  4. 254
    vicki osier says:

    Vicki Osier from Grapevine, TX

    And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high ~ Hebrews 1:3 NASB

  5. 255
    Latisha Davis says:

    Latisha, San Antonio, TX.

    Galatians 2:20 English Standard Version (ESV)

    I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

  6. 256
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Cincinnati: “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.” James 2:15 NIV

  7. 257
    Jane says:

    Jane from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    “For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:2 (ESV)

  8. 258
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara, Medina Oh Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
    2 Peter 1:2 NIV

  9. 259
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Sandy Bowers, Bryan, Ohio
    Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord, Jesus Christ. –Romans 5:1 (NIV)

  10. 260
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, West Des Moines, IA

    We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.

    2 Corinthians 4:8 (NLT)

  11. 261
    Roseanne Burdick says:

    Roseanne Tacoma, WA
    Have I not commanded you? “Be strong and of good Courage;
    do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God
    is with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9

  12. 262
    Leah says:

    Leah, currently living in Lacey, Washington:
    “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 (HCSB)

  13. 263
    Brooke Gage says:

    Brooke Gage, Highlands Ranch, CO.

    You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar.
    Psalm 139:2 (NIV)

  14. 264
    Rebecca Holmes says:

    Rebecca from Birmingham, Alabama

    “then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:2-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  15. 265
    Charmaine says:

    Charmaine, Miami, FL — “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5 (NKJV)

  16. 266
    Sammie Davenport says:

    Sammie Davenport from Sterling Virginia
    “Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.” Proverbs 21:4 (NLT)

  17. 267
    Dacia Edmonson says:

    Dacia Edmonson, Bullard, TX

    And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

    Philippians 1:6 ESV

  18. 268
    donna ham says:

    donna ham . . . Woodstock, GA

    Exodus 15:11 [NIV]

    Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders??

  19. 269
    Sharen says:

    Sharen, Platte City, Mo Psalm 25:3 (hcsb) No one who waits for You will be disgraced; those who act treacherously without cause will be disgraced.

  20. 270
    Cindy Cannon says:

    Cindy Cannon from Brighton, IL Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

  21. 271
    Judy says:

    Judy Libby, Cleveland, Ohio

    Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.
    Psalm 119:98 NIV

  22. 272
    Heather Fitzgerald says:

    Heather fitzgerald, Placerville, CA
    I will praise thee, Oh Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name forevermore.
    Psalm 86:12 KJV

  23. 273
    Stacey Masterson says:

    Stacey Masterson, Hanscom AFB, MA: When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2b KJV

  24. 274
    Jamie says:

    Jamie @Brentwood, Tn: “No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, “Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!”- Mark 9:24 (MSG)

  25. 275
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Chehalis, WA – Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 ESV

  26. 276
    Janet says:

    Janet from Bemus Point, NY: “Instead, his delight is in the LORD’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.” Psalm 1:2 (HCSB)

    And in French: “mais qui trouve son plaisir dans la loi de l’Eternel et la medite jour et nuit!” (SG21)

  27. 277
    Jane Lakey says:

    Jane Lakey, Panama City Beach, Fl

    Psalm 105:4, NIV
    Look to the Lird and His strength; seek His face always.

  28. 278
    Nancy Dal Pian says:

    Nancy, Port Charlotte, FL
    1 John 1:5 NIV
    This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

  29. 279
    Michelle Wynne says:

    Michelle Wynne, Spokane ,WA

    Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
    Psalm 73:25 ESV

  30. 280
    Ginny- Atlanta, GA says:

    Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. Jeremiah 33:6 NKJV

    & learn in Hebrew – הנני מעלה-לה ארכה ומרפא ורפאתים וגליתי להם עתרת שלום ואמת׃

  31. 281
    Jules Lane says:

    Jules from the Rocky Mtns, Colorado:
    “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” ~ Hebrews 13:5 (ESV)

  32. 282
    Jen says:

    Jen from Arizona and RVing USA: “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.” Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

  33. 283
    Cassia says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    From Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the overseers and deacons. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Phil 1:1-2 NET

  34. 284
    Jami Senter says:

    Jami Senter, Ashburn, VA – “My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 NKJ

  35. 285
    Betty Fulkerson says:

    Betty Fulkerson from Montgomery Texas, O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Psalms 25:2 (ESV)

  36. 286
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Schroeder, West Point, NE

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

  37. 287
    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn Atwood, Colleyville, TX
    But You are Holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our Fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them. Psalm 22:3-4,(NKJV)

  38. 288
    Stephanie Volkmer says:

    Stephanie, Tulsa Ok
    * having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, (Ephesians 1:9, nkjv)

  39. 289
    Michelle Flowers says:

    Michelle, Logan, NM
    We are hard pressed on every side, bit not crushed’ perplexed, but not in despair’ persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NIV

  40. 290
    Mandi says:

    Mandi: Coaldale, AB, Canada

    “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, ” and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
    Jeremiah 23:29, NIV

  41. 291
    Cathy Deskins says:

    Cathy Deskins from Friendswood, Tx: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 NIV

  42. 292
    Johan Wilkinson says:

    Johan Wilkinson from Toronto, Ontario
    “:Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phillipians 4:6 NIV

  43. 293
    Tonya Hardy says:

    Tonya Hardy Istanbul, Turkey
    “then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:2-4 NIV

  44. 294
    Gabrielle says:

    Gabrielle from Fountain, CO

    “Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. ” Luke 9:16 NLT

  45. 295
    Kim Gilliam says:

    Kim Gilliam, Colonial Heights, VA

    “But my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he (she) shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him (her). Hebrews 19:38 ESV

  46. 296
    Gayle Failing says:

    Gayle Failing, from Ludington, Mi. John 15:3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. NIV

  47. 297
    Lanette V Beatty says:

    Lanette, Kingston NY

    Be anxious for nothing
    But in everything
    by prayer and supplication
    with thanksgiving
    Let your requests be made known to God

    And the peace of God
    which surpasses all understanding
    will guard your heart and mind
    through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4.6-7

  48. 298
    Kim Gilliam says:

    Hebrews 10:38 ESV Sorry for the typo!

  49. 299
    Ashley Honea says:

    Ashley Honea from San Angelo, TX: “Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37: 5-6 NLT

  50. 300
    Teresa says:

    Teresa Neal from Waynesboro, PA

    “So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” Galatians 5:1 (NLT)

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