Today’s Bible passages are: Leviticus 11-12, Psalm 13-14, Proverbs 26, and 1 Thessalonians 5

1 Thessalonians 5 - Danielle Jones
Art by Danielle Ayers Jones

1 Thessalonians 5 has some other gems too, including:

For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (verses 9-11 ESV)


Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (verses 13b-18)

Find the whole text of 1 Thessalonians 5 here.

Editor’s note: This is Danielle’s first post with us. Check out her site and help us give her a big welcome!

Today’s Question: How, according to this text, does God’s work lead to our blamelessness?

Danielle Ayers JonesDanielle Ayers Jones is a storyteller. Whether it’s with paper and pen or behind the lens, it’s one of the things she loves to do best. Her love of all things bookish and artsy led her to earn a degree in English and Graphic Design and to work in an art museum pre-motherhood. Now she has a photography business and has written for,,, Thriving Family, Clubhouse, Jr., Radiant, and Relevant. She also combines her love of writing and photography on her blog, It’s a space where she seeks to find beauty in the everyday, joy in hardship, and encouragement in unexpected places. Danielle lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the magic of making
    up pdf. Regards

  2. Really when someone doesn’t know afterward its up to other people that they will assist, so here
    it takes place.

  3. Me fascina demasiado acerca de como has hablado
    eel tematica. Representa algo evidente que te has meditado
    maravillosamente perfecta. Espero bastante
    mas post tuyos. Genial!!

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  5. Danielle, I love your work. Thanks for sharing with us and welcome!

  6. So peaceful, inspiring & hopeful – the scripture AND the photo.
    I’m always blessed by your thoughtful works, Danielle!

  7. Love your thoughts here, Amy. And thanks for the welcome, Stephanie!

  8. Welcome, Danielle! Thanks for sharing your gift of beauty with us. Great reminder in this verse too.

  9. P.S. Welcome aboard :)

  10. I love the texture of the water–it reminds me of a lake I visited recently where the texture just mesmerized me. It’s this stillness, and yet it’s so dynamic and rich and interesting and beautiful. Which, I realize looking at this piece, is like God’s work in our lives. A stillness we can rest in, yet not a nothing-is-happening peace; rather, His dynamic, rich, beautiful, up-to-a-whole-lot-of-things-we-can’t-see activity in our lives.

  11. Thank you Christie!

  12. Beautiful, Danielle! And it’s wonderful to see you here at Pick Your Portion.

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