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. 3101
    Michelle says:

    ESV Phil 1.9

    And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment
    Michelle Pritchard
    Okeechobee, FL

  2. 3102
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller from Dallas, Texas, “You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  3. 3103
    Jan P.-Orlando, FL says:

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

  4. 3104
    Joyce says:

    Joyce from Wahpeton ND. Ephesians 6:11 ESV
    Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

  5. 3105
    Linda says:

    Linda from Little Mountain, SC

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 NKJV

  6. 3106
    Judy Jones says:

    Judy from Benton, AR
    Matthew 28:19. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker! For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

  7. 3107
    Brenda Rouleau says:

    Brenda Rouleau, Virginia Beach, VA

    Show me Your ways, O Lord;Teach me Your paths.
    Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
    For You are the God of my salvation;
    On You I wait all the day
    Psalms 25:4-5 NKJV

  8. 3108
    Brenda McGurk says:

    Brenda McGurk, Medina, Ohio

    “and it is my prayer that your love may abound
    more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.

    Philippians 1:9 (ESV)

  9. 3109
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn from Denton, TX.

    the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalm 147:11 NIV

  10. 3110
    Cynthia Williams says:

    Isaiah 64:4

    For since the beginning of the world
    men have not heard nor perceived by the ear
    nor has any eye seen any God besides you
    Who acts for the one who waits for Him. NKJV

  11. 3111
    Vicki Thornell says:

    Vicki from Mary Esther, FL…”Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.” 1Peter 5:6 (ESV)

  12. 3112
    Caroline, Geismar, LA says:

    “To see your power and you glory, so as I have seen You in the Sanctuary”. Psalm 63:2

  13. 3113
    Lori says:

    Lori B from Winter Harbor, Maine. “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phiippians 4:7 (NKJV)

  14. 3114
    Christy Griggs says:

    Christy, Topeka, KS
    For no word from God will ever fail. Luke 1:37; NIV

  15. 3115
    Julianne August says:

    Julianne August, Orangeville, ON
    “I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.” Psalm 34:2 NIV

  16. 3116
    Auneca says:

    Auneca from Donalsonville, GA
    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord
    Hebrews 12:14 NIV

  17. 3117
    Kassidy Boyer says:

    Kassidy Boyer, Louisburg, KS “Put a guard over my mouth, oh Lord, keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3 NIV

  18. 3118
    Tawnia King says:

    Tawnia King from Houston Texas
    “This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you.”
    John 15:12

    Verse 11 talks of this abundant joy that is with in us Verse 12 Commands us to love one another. Joyfully love. Or because of our joy we love??

  19. 3119
    Jane says:

    Jane, Cherry Valley, IL: “For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:3 ESV

  20. 3120
    Joan Schroeder says:

    Pittsburgh, PA. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark word and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 NIV

  21. 3121
    Margaret Bishop says:

    Margaret Salem, VA
    First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 1 Timothy
    2:1,2 ESV

  22. 3122
    Denise from LaGrange, GA says:

    I am he
    I am he who will sustain you
    I have made you and I will carry you
    I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

    Isaiah 46:4

  23. 3123
    Abby Norouzinia says:

    Abby from Denver, CO

    Isaiah 43:18
    18 “Do not call to mind the former things,
    Or dwell on things of the past.

  24. 3124
    Diann Davis says:

    Diann from Fernandina Beach, FL “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tight to what is good” Romans 12:9 NLT

  25. 3125
    Liza Kirschner says:

    Liza Kirschner Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Finally, be strong in the LORD and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV)

  26. 3126
    Debbie Le Blanc says:

    Debbie LeBlanc, Rockledge, Fl
    “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  27. 3127
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Junction City, AR

    “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 NKJ

  28. 3128
    Angie from N. Richland Hills, Texas says:

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV

  29. 3129
    Robin from Lancaster, CA says:

    “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.” Romans 12:3 NIV

  30. 3130
    Shonda Vielbig says:

    Shonda Vielbig; Ventura, CA Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. Psalm 1:1 NIV

  31. 3131
    Regina Coke. Rockwall,TX says:

    Psalm 5:2-3 NLT

    “Listen to my cry for help, my King and my
    God, for I pray to no one but You. Listen to
    my voice in the morning, Lord. Each
    morning I bring my requests to You and
    wait expectantly.”

  32. 3132
    Marie says:

    Marie from Franklin, TN

    O Lord, all my longing is before you;
    my sighing is not hidden from you.

    Psalm 38:9 ESV

  33. 3133
    Megan says:

    Megan Masterson from Mount Pleasant, SC:
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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

  34. 3134
    Ruth says:

    Ruth from Columbia, SC
    For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 2 Cor. 2:15 NIV

  35. 3135
    Gwyn Tidwell says:

    Gwyn Tidwell of Haslet, Tx
    For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14 (NIV84)

  36. 3136
    Kay Tucker says:

    Kay Tucker, Elyria,Ohio

    “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” Psalm 73:26 KJV

  37. 3137
    Jamie ballou says:

    Jamie ballou
    Philippians 2:13 NLT For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

  38. 3138
    Cindi Latson says:

    Cindi Latson, Madison, MS
    “Do not be anxious about anything, 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 hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

  39. 3139
    Toni Lizana says:

    Romans 11:6 ESV But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
    Toni Lizana, Gulfport, MS

  40. 3140
    Gini Gageby says:

    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

    Romans 15:4 NIV

  41. 3141
    Kris C says:

    Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture and flock under his care. Psalm 96:6-7 NIV

  42. 3142
    Cheryl Cannon says:

    Cheryl Cannon – Concord, NC

    January – one
    “But, my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”
    Acts 20.24 NLT

    January – fifteen
    “My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me.”
    John 10.27 ESV

  43. 3143
    OraDell "Okie" Murray says:


  44. 3144
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Tyler TX

    Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.

    Deuteronomy 30:15

  45. 3145
    Jo Ann, Folsom, La says:

    “See, I have written your name in the palm of my hands”. Isaiah 49:16a NIV

  46. 3146
    Sarah says:

    Sarah from Remington, VA

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 NIV

  47. 3147
    Sabrina B. says:

    Sabrina B. from Baltimore, Maryland: “He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.” Proverbs 10:5 ESV

  48. 3148
    Claire Veronie says:

    Claire Veronie, Alpine, TX:

    “You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. O that my ways may be steadfast in keeping Your statutes! Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all Your commandments.”

    Psalm 119:4-6 ESV

  49. 3149
    Linda Bowers says:

    Linda from Garland, TX Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29 NIV

  50. 3150
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Coupeville, WA

    ..sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you but you must master it.

    Genesis 4:7, NASB

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