SSMT 2017: Verse 17!

fafcd3ab-ad08-4408-b0ff-1c958821244eHi! I am Sherry McClure and I am so happy to be memorizing Scripture with you!

The Psalms have been an anchor for me this year and I felt that it would be a good idea to memorize several verses from the Psalms to keep my mind focused on the Lord. My verses right now are Psalms 84:1-12:

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord is a sun and shield, the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord, of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you.”

These verses help me remember that if I feel that something is being withheld from me, it is not good for me! What relief to know that the Lord doesn’t withhold anything good from those who are following him. These verses also make me want to trust Him more and have the blessing of freedom, knowing He is good, faithful, and for me. It makes me want to be in His presence more than anywhere else. He is good and His ways are good!

Don’t give up, my SSMT friends! You can do it!


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  1. 751
    Carolyn T says:

    Carolyn T, Meridian, Idaho
    …Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,… Philippians 1:18b-19 ESV (continuing my goal of memorizing Philippians)

  2. 752
    Jeanni Goormastic says:

    Jeanni, Westland, MI

    These things I command you, that ye love one another. John 15:17 KJV

  3. 753
    Chante Clarkson says:

    Chante Clarkson, Columbia, SC

    Psalm 51:10 King James Version

    10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

  4. 754
    Michelle says:

    Michelle O, Chehalis, WA – Deut 31:8 (NIV) – The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

  5. 755
    Tanya Isley says:

    Raleigh, NC

    2 Timothy 1:7
    for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

  6. 756
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN

    Do you best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

    2 Timothy 2:15 NIV

  7. 757
    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Mary Ellen in Laurel, MT
    “Have mercy on me Lord for I call to you all day long.” Ps. 86:3 NIV

  8. 758
    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

    2 Peter 3:13 NIV

  9. 759
    Danyelle says:

    Kingwood, TX

    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)

  10. 760
    Sherry says:

    Psalm 18:46

    The LORD lives! Blessed be my rock! May the God of my salvation be exalted!

  11. 761
    Maureen Chabot says:

    Maureen Chabot, St. Clair Shores, MI. “They’ll sing of what you’ve done: “How great the glory of God.” Psalm 138:5 The Message

  12. 762
    CeCelia OConnell says:

    “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 (NIV)

  13. 763
    Misty says:

    Misty from Aubrey TX
    “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:29‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  14. 764
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl in Fairhope, “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba,[g] Father.” (Romans 8:15 NIV)

  15. 765
    Jan Perley says:

    Jan Perley, Orlando, Fl

    How previous to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!

    Psalm 139:17 NIV

  16. 766
    Jody Emmons says:

    John 14:27 (NKJV)

    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

  17. 767
    Kelly says:

    Proverbs 2:10-12 New Life Version (NLV)

    10 For wisdom will come into your heart. And much learning will be pleasing to your soul. 11 Good thinking will keep you safe. Understanding will watch over you. 12 You will be kept from the sinful man, and from the man who causes much trouble by what he says.

  18. 768
    Julianne McDaniel says:

    Julianne M. Grass Valley, CA

    Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.

    Psalm 25:17 NIV

  19. 769
    Joan Griffin says:

    Joan, Baytown, TX

    “All people are like grass; and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall; but the Word of the Lord endures forever.”

    1 Peter 1:24-25 (NIV)

  20. 770
    Patricia L Egbert says:

    Patti Egbert, Brush Prairie, WA
    “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and awesome and fight for your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:14b

  21. 771
    Jonay Casares says:

    keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from telling lies.
    Psalm 34:13 NIV

  22. 772
    Dalene says:

    1 Chronicles 4:10New King James Version (NKJV)

    10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

  23. 773
    Bobbie Harper says:

    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN

    All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.

    Proverbs 16:2 (NIV)

  24. 774

    Sarah LeJeune, Nashville, TN

    “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Acts 2:21 NIV

  25. 775

    Diane LeJeune, Fairview, TN

    “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Acts 2:21 NIV

  26. 776
    Antoinette says:

    Antoinette, Hoofddorp, the Netherlands
    “En als u op weg gaat, predik dan: Het Koninkrijk der hemelen is nabijgekomen. Genees zieken, reinig melaatsen, wek doden op, drijf demonen uit. U hebt het om niets ontvangen, geef het voor niets.” Mattheus 10:7-8(HSV)

  27. 777
    KAMI DIMMICK says:

    Kami Dimmick, Randolph Center, VT
    As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

  28. 778
    kathy(bigsis) says:

    St. Louis, MO
    “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'” Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)

  29. 779
    Joyce Kortze says:

    Joyce from Rockford, IL
    “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea even there Your hand will guide me. Your right hand will hold me fast.” Psalm 139:7-10 niv

  30. 780
    Tanya Greene, Fairfax, VA says:

    Philippians 4:4. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

  31. 781
    Imelda Hunt says:

    Imelda Hunt, Toledo, OH

    Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one [who questions you].

    Colossians 4:6 (AMP)

  32. 782
    Georgina A. says:

    Georgina A. Hyattsville, MD

    Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. Mark 11:24 NKJV

  33. 783
    Jana says:

    Jana, Garland, Tx.

    But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect
    you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

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    Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:

    Ann, Cataula, GA

    Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction; they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress.

    Psalm 107:17 – 19

  35. 785
    Michele Butler says:

    2 Corinthians 4:17-18New King James Version (NKJV)

    17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

  36. 786
    Karen says:

    Karen, Dallas, TX:

    3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.

    Romans 5:3-4

  37. 787
    brandi says:

    Brandi. Memphis, TN.

    by your endurance you will gain your lives. Luke 21:19 NASB

  38. 788
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Louisville, KY

    No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us.

    Rom. 8:37 NLT

  39. 789
    Lily Butler says:

    Lily, TN
    “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside.” Job 5:9-10 NIV

  40. 790
    Kerri Eyler says:

    Kerri from Woodsboro, MD
    Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35, NIV

  41. 791
    Carolyn says:

    2 Peter 1:11 (NAS)

    “for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.”

    Wheaton, IL

  42. 792
    Elizabeth Peck says:

    Elizabeth Peck, Oak Ridge, TN (better late than never): We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every though to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor 10:5 NIV 1984

  43. 793
    Leah says:

    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
    Praise the Lord.
    Psalms 150:6

  44. 794
    Jo says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
    Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation;
    I will trust, and will not be afraid;
    for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song,
    and he has become my salvation.
    Isaiah 12:2 ESV

  45. 795
    Karen, Kingston OK says:

    Matthew 5:21

    You have heard it said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.

  46. 796
    Stacy Clarkson-Brozek says:

    Stacy from Houston, TX

    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

    Ephesians 6:14 (NIV)

  47. 797
    Wendy Karabensh says:

    Wendy Karabensh from Vero Beach:
    “Be careful, then, how you live –
    not as unwise,
    but as wise…”
    Ephesians 5:15

  48. 798
    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham from Tucson, Arizona:
    “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
    John 1:17 ESV

  49. 799
    Kathi Griffin says:

    Kathi Griffin, Macon, GA:
    3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 2 Timothy 4: 3-5 (NIV)

  50. 800
    Lisa says:

    Lisa -Devils Lake, ND
    Matthew 11:28 NIV “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”

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