Solid Joys Daily Devotional

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Klaas de Vries
 Jul 23, 2018
Short, strong and thought provoking little nuggets, I love it!


Solid Joys is a daily devotional written and read by John Piper. These short and substantive readings will feed your joy in Jesus every day of the year. Discover more from Piper at

Episode Date
Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh
Giving gifts to Christ is like fasting — going without something to show that Christ is more valuable than what you are going without.
Dec 10, 2019
Two Kinds of Opposition to Jesus
Let this Christmas be the time when you ponder what it means — what it costs — to worship and follow Jesus, the Messiah.
Dec 09, 2019
Bethlehem’s Supernatural Star
God influenced the stars in the sky to get a little handful of foreign magi to Bethlehem so that they would worship his Son.
Dec 08, 2019
Messiah for the Magi
Christmas proves how Jesus is Messiah — a King, and Promise-Fulfiller — for all the nations, not just Israel.
Dec 07, 2019
Peace to Those with Whom He Is Pleased
The key that unlocks the treasure chest of God’s peace is faith in the promises of God.
Dec 06, 2019
No Detour from Calvary
God could have seen to it that Jesus have a room at his birth. But that would have been a detour off the Calvary road.
Dec 05, 2019
For God’s Little People
Do not think, because you experience adversity, that the hand of the Lord is shortened.
Dec 04, 2019
The Long-Awaited Visitation
For the mind of faith, a promised act of God is as good as done.
Dec 03, 2019
Mary’s Magnificent God
The only people whose soul can truly magnify the Lord are people like Elizabeth and Mary. So, this Advent, imitate their lowliness and cheerful humility.
Dec 02, 2019
Prepare the Way
This Advent, bend the efforts of your imagination to make the wonder of Jesus’s arrival visible for your children.
Dec 01, 2019
The Triumphant Shame of the Cross
No matter how dirty with sin you are, through Christ you can see the light of God’s glory and believe.
Nov 30, 2019
The Only Conscience-Cleanser
Our greatest problem is alienation from God. The only solution is the blood of Christ.
Nov 29, 2019
The Root of Ingratitude
At the root of all ingratitude is the love of one’s own greatness. But genuine gratitude glorifies God because it admits that we need him.
Nov 28, 2019
How to Magnify God
The whole duty of the Christian can be summed up in this: feel, think, and act in a way that will make God look as great as he really is.
Nov 27, 2019
Jesus Prays for Us
Our salvation is as secure as Christ’s priesthood is indestructible. His deity and resurrection from the dead secure his indestructible priesthood for us.
Nov 26, 2019
Glorify God by Giving Thanks
A life that gives glory to God for his grace and a life of deepest gladness are the same life. And what makes them one is thankfulness.
Nov 25, 2019
Hold Fast to Your Hope
When Christ died for us, he did not buy the freedom from having to hold fast, but the enabling power to hold fast.
Nov 24, 2019
When God Swears by God
It is as unlikely that God will break his word of promise to bless us as it is that he will despise himself.
Nov 23, 2019
The Key to Spiritual Maturity
Getting ready to feast on all God’s word is not first an intellectual challenge; it is first a moral challenge.
Nov 22, 2019
The Gravity of Gratitude
A thankful spirit is others-exalting and glad-hearted. Therefore, pray for a great awakening of humble gratitude.
Nov 21, 2019
Five Reasons Death Is Gain
Death is gain because Christians will then be perfect, pain-free, rested, at home, and with Christ.
Nov 20, 2019
We All Need Help
Because we have a Great High Priest, the throne of God is a throne of grace.
Nov 19, 2019
The Piercing Power of the Word
The word of God is our only hope. It is sharp, living, and active. Therefore, be of good cheer in your battle to believe.
Nov 18, 2019
Change Is Possible
Don’t be a fatalist. Be a Christian. Change is possible. God is alive. Christ is risen. The promises are true.
Nov 17, 2019
When I Am Anxious
Take up the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit for help, lay the promises up in your heart, and fight the good fight — to live by faith in future grace.
Nov 16, 2019
Fighting Words
When you feel discouraged and anxious, cling to God’s promises to be with you and uphold you.
Nov 15, 2019
The Marvel of Creation
When you marvel at the wonders of creation, do not marvel at the processes of chance but at the creativity of God.
Nov 14, 2019
Do Not Harden Your Heart
The Bible’s warnings are written that you might believe and endure, and have life.
Nov 13, 2019
How Satan Serves God
Satan cannot destroy us. In fact, God turns all his attacks finally against him and for us.
Nov 12, 2019
We Are His House
Becoming a Christian and being a Christian happen in the same way: by hoping in Jesus.
Nov 11, 2019
Wipe Your Fears Away
When anxiety blurs our vision of God’s glory, it does not mean that we are faithless. It means our faith is being attacked.
Nov 10, 2019
Marveling at the End of History
One day, we will see God’s glory, and marvel at it in such a way that he will be glorified in us for all the world to see.
Nov 09, 2019
We Honor What We Enjoy
It is possible to pursue God without glorifying God. If we want our quest to honor God, we must pursue him for the joy of fellowship with him.
Nov 08, 2019
Is God’s Love Conditional?
There are precious experiences of the love of God that require that we fight pride, seek humility, and cherish the nearness of God.
Nov 07, 2019
Love One Another Gladly
Loving acts are genuine to the degree that they are not done begrudgingly.
Nov 06, 2019
Do You Neglect Your Salvation?
Being a Christian is a very serious business, though not a sour business. We are simply blood-earnest about being happy in our great salvation.
Nov 05, 2019
The Real Problem with Anxiety
What you thought was a mere struggle with an anxious disposition might really be a far deeper struggle with trusting God.
Nov 04, 2019
The Meaning of Suffering
It is truer in suffering than anywhere else that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
Nov 03, 2019
Rejoicing in Pain
Whether we focus on the riches of the reward or the refining effects of suffering, God’s purpose is that our joy in suffering be sustained.
Nov 02, 2019
Christ’s Sufferings in Us
We exhibit the sufferings of Christ when we ourselves suffer for those we are trying to win.
Nov 01, 2019
The Seminary of Suffering
God designs suffering not only as a way to wean Christians off of self and onto grace, but also as a way to spotlight that grace and make it shine.
Oct 31, 2019
The Danger of Drifting
Be satisfied in Jesus so that you do not get lured downstream by deceitful desires.
Oct 30, 2019
Sin, Satan, Sickness, or Sabotage
Suffering proves our allegiance to Christ’s goodness and reveals his worth as an all-sufficient prize.
Oct 29, 2019
Radical Recompense
Jesus himself makes up for every sacrifice he will ever call us to make. It is worth it to lose it all in order to gain Christ.
Oct 28, 2019
Possible with God
God has a people in every people group. He will call them through the gospel with Creator power. And they will believe!
Oct 27, 2019
Medicine for the Missionary
“All things are possible with God!” — in front the words give hope, and behind they give humility. They are the antidote to both despair and pride.
Oct 26, 2019
The Great Missionary Hope
God’s call is irresistible in the sense that it can overcome all resistance. It is infallibly effective according to God’s purpose.
Oct 25, 2019
Christ Is Like Sunlight
We see the sun by means of seeing the rays of the sun. So also we see God the Father by seeing Jesus.
Oct 24, 2019
God’s Final, Decisive Word
The Word that God spoke by his Son is the decisive Word. It will not be followed in this age by any greater word or replacement word.
Oct 23, 2019
Hedonism for Husbands and Wives
When Christ redeems marriage, he does not dismantle loving headship and willing submission. He restores it.
Oct 22, 2019