SSMT 2017: Verse 19!

Hi Siestas! I’m writing this while visiting one of my baby grandsons. I have found a whole new level of delight, watching the world unfold before his sweet, young eyes. Whimsy and wonder, sheer gut-wrenching joy in the simplest of new experiences. The giggles, unencumbered, the wide-eyed enchanting outlook on life. He teaches me, he inspires me, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that one of my main purposes in grandparenting will be sharing our awe in the wonders and majesty of Jesus. Generation after generation. So…

Nancy Mattingly from Houston, Texas

“God is magnificent; He can never be praised enough.  There are no boundaries to His greatness. Generation after generation stands in awe…” Psalm 145:3,4  – The Message

I pray that for you and yours as well…total awe at His greatness and goodness. May the simple, profound love of Jesus pour over each of you as you continue to meditate and memorize His perfect Word.



886 Responses to “SSMT 2017: Verse 19!”

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  1. 401
    Shelley says:

    Shelley Edwards from Fairfax, Virginia, “But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.” Jude 1:17-19 NIV

  2. 402
    Sharon Cox says:

    Sharon from Van, TX

    “If it is serving, let him serve: if it is teaching, let him teach;”

    Romans 12:7 NIV

  3. 403
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances, Orange, TX
    …to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen
    Ephesians 3:21 ESV

  4. 404
    Kim Lee says:

    Kim Lee, Faison, NC: This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain; but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me. The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day–and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus. 2 Timothy 1:15-18 (NKJV)

  5. 405
    Kathleen Partin says:

    Kathleen Partin Saint Joseph Michigan

    Ephesians 6:14
    Stand therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,

  6. 406
    Barbara Walker says:

    O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed. Psalm 139:19 NASB

  7. 407
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen in Hayden, Idaho: Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14, NIV

  8. 408
    Cheryl Brown says:

    Cheryl, Austin, TX
    The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
    Lamentations 3:25 (NIV)

  9. 409
    Faye Tronsgard says:

    Faye from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful”. Colossians 4:2 NIV

  10. 410
    Susanna Rice says:

    Susanna, Ross, CA

    Isaiah 55:10-11
    10“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
    and do not return there but water the earth,
    making it bring forth and sprout,
    giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
    11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
    it shall not return to me empty,
    but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
    and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

    English Standard Version

  11. 411
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn K. Alton, IA “See how my enemies have increased and how fiercely they hate me!” Psalm 25:19 NIV

  12. 412
    Cindy Van Horn says:

    Cindy from Summerville:
    “Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:7‬ ‭NLT

  13. 413
    Anita Thompson says:

    Anita, Miami, FL

    Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4 (NIV)

  14. 414
    Jo Anne Melton says:

    Jo Anne, Chicago, IL

    And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.
    2 Corinthians 9:8 GNT

  15. 415
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA

    Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 6:34 NIV

  16. 416
    Kelly Unger says:

    Kelly, Fowler, IN

    For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

    2 Chronicles 16:9a

  17. 417
    Stacey DiGrazia says:

    Stacey DiGrazia, Elgin, Ill.

    “See how my enemies have increased and how fiercely they hate me!”

    Psalm 25:19 NIV

  18. 418
    Kathy Baird says:

    Kathy from Denver

    “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.”

    Colossians 3:5-6. NIV

  19. 419
    Kayla Lane says:

    Kayla Lane, Bloomington, IL
    “We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy.”
    Colossians 1:11 NLT

  20. 420
    Kim Foley says:

    Kim Foley, Arnold, MD
    Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
    Colossians 3:6

  21. 421
    Denise Ciofani says:

    Denise Ciofani from Lexington, NC. “Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.” Matthew 3:8 ESV

  22. 422
    Rita says:

    Rita Brake from Los Alamos mm “Be wise in the way you act with people who are not believers, making the most of every opportunity.” Colossians 4:5 NCV

  23. 423
    Nancy Griffin says:

    Nancy from Drew, MS

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

    Ecclesiastes 3:1. KJV

  24. 424
    Michele M Audetat from Columbus, OH says:

    For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!
    Isaiah 43:19 (NLT)

  25. 425
    Brooke Gage says:

    Brooke Gage, Highlands Ranch, CO
    ““If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  26. 426
    Nancy Mashburn says:

    Jenks, OK
    Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, I Peter 5:6

  27. 427
    Lynne says:

    Lynne, Alberta Canada
    O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
    Get out of my life you murderers!
    Psalm 139:19. NLT

  28. 428
    Fay Gossen says:

    Fay, Springfield, MO
    Psalm 145:13b
    The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.

  29. 429
    Sharon Toth says:

    Sharon, Lincoln Park, Mi.
    “God is magnificent; He can never be praised enough. There are no boundaries to His greatness. Generation after generation stands in awe…” Psalm 145:3,4 – The Message

  30. 430
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Sacramento, CA
    “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
    He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.” Psalm 107:6-7, ESV

  31. 431
    Joan Griffin says:

    Joan from Baytown, TX

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

    Psalm 51:10 KJV

  32. 432
    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sally from Sturgis, MI:

    Even before he made the world, God loved me and
    chose me in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.
    God decided in advance to adopt me into His own family by
    bringing me to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He
    wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.

    Ephesians 1:4-5 (NLT with me/us changed to me for
    personal reflection on these verses)

  33. 433
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Providence, RI

    Therefore, since we are compassed about by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us cast aside every weight, and every sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who, for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, disdaining the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Hebrews 12:1,2

  34. 434
    Tanya MacKay says:

    Tanya from Moose Jaw, Canada: “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

  35. 435
    Diane Lawrence says:

    Bartlett, TN

    Psalm 34:9.
    O fear the Lord, you His Saints
    For to those who fear Him there is no want.

  36. 436
    Emily says:

    Emily from Ft. Worth, TX:
    Joshua 1:9, ESV
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

  37. 437
    Debbie Stovall says:

    Debbie Stovall, Gardendale, AL, Psalm 139:7 NIV “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?”

  38. 438
    Adri Ann Smit says:

    Adri Smit from Hospers, IA
    The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.
    Psalm 19:9 NIV

  39. 439
    Doreen says:

    “And we all, who with unveiled face contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Cor. 3:18, NIV.

  40. 440
    Eleanor says:

    Eleanor MacKay , Saskatoon, SK.

    ‘The Lord is gracious
    And full of compassion
    And slow to anger
    and abounding in loving kindness.’

    Ps. 145: 8 Amp.

  41. 441
    Pam Mayer says:

    Pam from Apple Valley, Minnesota: Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. Psalm 115:1 NIV

  42. 442
    birdie says:

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
    His mercies never come to an end;
    they are new every morning.
    Great is your faithfulness!

    (Lamentations 3: 22-23 ESV)

  43. 443
    Tracy Chapman says:

    Tracy Chapman
    Andice, TX

    Eph. 6:14 NASB

    “Stand firm therefore,
    having girded your loins with truth,
    and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,”

  44. 444
    Kathleen Smith says:

    Kathleen, Georgetown, TX
    See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!
    Psalm 25:19 NIV

  45. 445
    Gayla Stephens says:

    Gayla Stephens
    Cedartown, GA

    And God is able to bless you abundantly,
    so that in all things at all times,
    having all that you need, you will
    abound in every good work.
    2 Corinthians 9:8. NIV

  46. 446
    kelly aylward says:

    Kelly Missouri City , TX– ” Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead the offspring of David as preached in my gospel for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! Therefore, I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”
    II Timothy 2:8-10, ESV

  47. 447
    Dedra Curtice says:

    He has made His wonders to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and compassionate. He had given food to those who fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever. He has made known to His people the power of His works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. Psalm 111:4-6

  48. 448
    Amy Carter says:

    Amy Carter, Charleston, S.C. Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. Psalm 25:19 NKJV

  49. 449
    Andrea Sellers says:

    Andrea Sellers, Round Rock, TX
    Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 57:5 NIV

  50. 450
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane, Troy KS

    “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b NKJV

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