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. 3151
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn from Trumbull, CT
    Isaiah 54:2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitation be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.”

  2. 3152
    Janel says:

    Janel from Seattle, WA
    Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 1:2

  3. 3153
    Jeanne says:

    Jeanne from Baltimore, MD

    Jeremiah 23:28-29
    28 “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream;
    And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.
    What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord.
    29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord,
    “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

  4. 3154
    Jenny W says:

    Jenny from Grand Ledge, MI

    “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything (every circumstance and situation) by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your specific requests known to God.” Philipians 4:6 AMP

  5. 3155
    Tara says:

    Show me your ways, Lord,
    Teach me your paths
    Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    For you are God my Savior,
    And my hope is in you all day long.
    Psalm 25:4-5. NIV

  6. 3156
    Jennifer Braxton says:

    Jennifer Braxton – Haslet, TX

    For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14 NIV

  7. 3157
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay Rother from Branson, Missouri: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14, NASB

  8. 3158
    Linda L says:

    Eph. 1:11 (Msg)
    It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us,…

  9. 3159
    Trisha Wall says:

    Trisha Wall from Midland, Texas: Daniel 2:22-23 “He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though He is surrounded by light. I thank and praise You, God of my ancestors, for You have given me wisdom and strength. You have told me what we asked of You and revealed to us what the king demanded.”

  10. 3160
    Beth Stoffregen says:

    Beth Stoffregen from Laguna Hills, CA
    Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 NKJV

  11. 3161
    Tammie Tickell says:

    Tammie from Birmingham, AL
    Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-how well I know it.
    Psalm 119:14 NLT

  12. 3162
    Tina says:

    Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.
    Ephesians 4:31 NLT

  13. 3163
    Carolyn Campbell says:

    Carolyn from Chicago

    This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

    Psalm 118:24 The Living Bible Paraphrased

  14. 3164
    Devin Gaddy says:

    Devin from Grand Cane, LA

    “Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.”
    Psalm 90:12 HCSB

  15. 3165
    Joy Mock says:

    Joy from Lawrenceville, GA
    Joshua 1:9 “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.”

  16. 3166
    Pat Wagar says:

    “God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past.”
    Ecclesiastes 5:20 NLT

  17. 3167
    Jennifer Niehus says:

    Jen Niehus from Peyton, CO “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2 ESV

  18. 3168
    Jennifer Henderson says:

    Jennifer Henderson from Raleigh, NC:
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
    1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV

  19. 3169
    Rebekah says:

    Bekah from Minneapolis, MN
    Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19‬ ‭NIV

  20. 3170
    JA says:

    JA – St. Charles, IL

    But those who trust in the Lord
    will renew their strength;
    they will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary;
    they will walk and not faint.
    Isaiah 40:31(HCSB)

  21. 3171
    Janet Schmidt says:

    Janet Schmidt from Houston, Texas: “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.” Psalm 46:2-3 NASB

  22. 3172
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Terrace BC Canada
    You have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. Hebrews 10:36 NIV

  23. 3173
    Deena Sellars says:

    Deena from Amarillo, TX
    “He redeems your life from the Pit;
    He crowns you with faithful love and compassion.”
    Psalm 103:4(HCSB)

  24. 3174
    Alba Gaston says:

    West Palm Beach, FL
    “For this reason I too having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among uiu, and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers. ”
    Ephesians 1:15 & 16 (NAS)

  25. 3175
    Krista Valdes Zamora says:

    Krista from Round Rock, TX
    I Commit!! Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
    Psalm 90:14 NLT

  26. 3176
    Mandy Korey says:

    Mandy from Lexington, SC

    Matthew 5:20 NIV
    “For I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”

  27. 3177
    Kari Yeager says:

    Kari Boulder, CO, USA

    “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭1:1-3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    God Bless you all!

  28. 3178
    Lesley says:

    Lesley from Oceanside, CA

    “He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
    that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
    In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:3, ESV

  29. 3179
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Chico CA: A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
    Ezekiel 36:26 AMP

  30. 3180
    Lynn Greene says:

    Lynn Greene, Shelby, NC – Psalm 25:1 NIV
    “In you Lord, my God, I put my trust.”

    Mackenzie Greene, Shelby, NC – John 3:16 NIV
    “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him
    shall not perish but have eternal life.”

  31. 3181
    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura Proctor from Madison, MS
    See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:24 NIV

  32. 3182
    Amy says:

    Amy, Myrtle Beach, SC “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 ‭46:4‬b ‭NIV‬‬

  33. 3183
    Jamie says:

    Kingston, OK

    You know me when I sit down or stand up
    You know my every thought when far away.

    Psalm 139:2 New Living Translation

  34. 3184
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Orlando

    since God had planned something better with us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. Hebrews 11:40 NIV

  35. 3185
    Nellie Neufeld says:

    Nellie Neufeld Tillsonburg, ON Canada

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

    Philippians 4:4 (NIV)

  36. 3186
    Becky says:

    Becky, Alberta, Canada

    So it is paramount that you keep the commandments of God, your God, walk down the roads he shows you and reverently respect him.

    Deuteronomy 8:6 (The Message)

  37. 3187
    Liz Kirkindoll says:

    “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. The mercy, O Lord, endureth forever. Forsake not the works of thine own hand.”-Psalm 138:8

  38. 3188
    Debbie Becker says:

    Debbie from Simi Valley, CA
    “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8 NIV

  39. 3189
    Karen Kingston OK says:

    And he began to teach them. He said:

  40. 3190
    Christina says:

    Tijuana,Mexico (Ps 1:2 KJV) But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law doth He mediate day and night.

  41. 3191
    Michelle K. says:

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Roma’s 12:12 (NIV)

  42. 3192
    Jennifer Miller says:

    Jennifer Miller from Many, LA: “Just as Abraham ‘believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.'” Galatians 3:6 ESV

  43. 3193
    emi says:

    emi from White House, Tn: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:2 ESV

  44. 3194
    Lynda says:

    Lynda from Wichita Falls, TX, “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, despising it’s shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV

  45. 3195
    Zoey says:

    Zoey PacNW
    Ephesians 2:17,18 NKJ

    17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

    18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

  46. 3196
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Idaho-Philippians 4:11-13 niv
    11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

  47. 3197
    Anne Lewis says:

    Anne Lewis, Simpsonville,SC
    We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people.
    Colossians 1:3-4 NLT

  48. 3198
    April Wendt says:

    April, from Vermilion, Ohio

    For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

    ~Colossians 2:9-10 NKJV

  49. 3199
    Claudia Sava says:

    Claudia from Deltona, FL

    Always be joyful. Keep on praying, No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

  50. 3200
    Sarah says:

    Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.
    Philippians 2:14-15

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