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. 3001
    Julie Speyer says:

    Julie Speyer, Madison, GA

    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.

  2. 3002
    Cora Suggs says:

    Romans 4:23-24 The words “it was credited to him” were not written for him alone but also for us, to whom God will credit rightousness – for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus from the dead.

  3. 3003
    Brandi Keener says:

    Brandi form Elizabethtown, KY: “For those whom he for new he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Romans 8:29 ESV

  4. 3004
    Karey says:

    Karey from Justin,TX
    “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.””
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭9:23-24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  5. 3005
    Karen Henson says:

    Karen from Versailles, KY

    2 Timothy 3:17 NIV

    so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  6. 3006
    Debi Miller says:

    Debi Miller from Longview, TX: “knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” James 1:3 NASB

  7. 3007
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Houston Texas,
    For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29, NIV

  8. 3008
    Vicki Creed says:

    God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God had promised to those who love Him.
    James 1:12. NLT

  9. 3009
    Connie says:

    Connie from Stromsburg,NEBRASKA
    And it is my prayer, that your love may abound more and more with knowledge and all discernment. Philippians 1:9 ESV

  10. 3010
    Nicole Powell says:

    Nicole Powell in Sundown, Texas – “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  11. 3011
    Shannon Hoots says:

    Shannon Hoots from Greensboro, NC
    “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.” 2 Timothy 1:4-5 NIV84

  12. 3012
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Aliso Viejo, CA

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

  13. 3013
    Kristine says:

    Kristine from Welland, ON
    For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
    Galations 5:6 ESV

  14. 3014
    Angela Dunn says:

    Angela from River Vale, NJ
    Do not bring your servant into judgment,
    For no one living is righteous before you.
    Psalm 143:2 NIV

  15. 3015
    Keely pettijohn says:

    Keely from Hermann, MO
    “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

  16. 3016
    Julie Davis says:

    Julie Davis from Blairsville, Pennsylvania
    Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2 ESV

  17. 3017
    Slavka says:

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the práce of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7, NIV.

  18. 3018
    Slavka says:

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7, NIV.

  19. 3019
    Becky Snapp says:

    Becky – Cynthiana KY
    Deuteronomy 20:3-4 NIV
    Hear O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid do not be terrified or give away to panic before them.
    For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory

  20. 3020
    Kari Ellis says:

    Kari Ellis, Bloomington, MN: “looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 NRSV

  21. 3021
    Tina Stanaland says:

    Tina from San Antonio. I trust in you, do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. Ps 25:2. NIV

  22. 3022
    Joan says:

    Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord,The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28 NKJV

  23. 3023
    Janine Murray says:

    Janine San Jose Calif.
    I commit to the word: Colossians 3:16:
    Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching
    and admonishing, one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
    singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. NASB

  24. 3024
    Carol says:

    Carol Burns from Round Rock, TX

    James 1:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials… (NASB)

  25. 3025
    Barbara Anderson says:

    I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Pslam 16:8

  26. 3026
    Heather Hoch says:

    Heather Hoch Pflugerville, TX
    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)

  27. 3027
    Pattie says:

    Pattie, Mabel, MN
    Psalm 91:2 (ESV)
    I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

  28. 3028
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Centreville, MD
    Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace and things where with one may edify another.
    Romans 14:19 KJV

  29. 3029
    Molly Varnado says:

    Walker, LA
    Hebrews 4:13 NIV
    Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

  30. 3030
    Sandra Tackett says:

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV

  31. 3031
    Emily Cavanaugh says:

    Emily Cavanaugh, Bothell WA
    Habakkuk 3:2 NIV
    Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.

  32. 3032
    Carla says:

    I commit! Carla from Phoenix, AZ

    If you abide in me, and my words abide in you,
    ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

    John 15:7 ESV

  33. 3033
    Kathy Cade says:

    Kathy Cade, Arvada, Co.
    Philippians 4:4 (NLT)
    Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!

  34. 3034
    Kim Amestoy says:

    Kim from Lake Worth, Fl says,
    ” To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence
    without fault and with great joy.'” Jude 1:24

  35. 3035
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Paradise, CA
    Acts 26:18 (NIV)

    …to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

  36. 3036
    Alyssa says:

    Alyssa from Sealy, TX. Psalm 107:9 NIV- “For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

  37. 3037
    Mitzi Cordle says:

    Mitzi Cordle from Brandon,MS
    The Lord confides in those who fear Him; He makes His covenant known to them.
    Psalm 25:14 NIV

  38. 3038
    Jennifer Roper says:

    Jennifer R. Houston, TX Romans 8:2 HCSB
    “because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.”

  39. 3039
    Becky bigbie says:

    Becky from Highland Village, Tx
    Yes, everything else is worthless when compared to the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have discarded everything else, counting it all garbage, so that I may have Christ. Phil 3:8 NLV

  40. 3040
    Holly Smith says:

    Holly Smith, College Station, TX
    “Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His Presence continually.”
    1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV

  41. 3041
    Christine says:

    Christine from Naples, FL:
    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

  42. 3042
    Sarah says:

    Sarah-Brookhaven, MS
    (Memorization of Psalms 97)
    Ps. 97:2 ESV
    “Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.”

  43. 3043
    Jeannie Holt says:

    Fairborn, OH

    I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever.

    Psalm 145:2

  44. 3044
    Marji Miller says:

    You should teach people you can trust the things you and many others have heard me say. Then they will be able to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2 (NCV)

  45. 3045
    Dawn Bailey says:

    Rock Hill, SC

    1 Corinthians 14:15
    What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the Spirit, and I will pray with the understanding, I will sing with the Spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding. NKJV

  46. 3046
    Christy Tyrrell says:

    Pearland, TX

    And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

    Romans 12:2 NASB

  47. 3047
    Sherree says:

    Sherree, Mansfield, TX
    Psalm 25:1
    To you, O Lord, I pray. TLB

  48. 3048
    Beverly says:

    Beverly – Bristol, TN

    Psalm 9:2

    “I will be glad and rejoice in You;
    I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.”

  49. 3049
    Vicki Bolton says:

    Vicki Bolton, Lubbock, TX

    Your servants’ children will dwell securely, and their offspring will be established before You.
    Psalm 102:28 HCSB

  50. 3050
    Jean Parker says:

    Jean, Glenmora, LA
    Romans 12:2 ESV
    “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

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