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
The Anchor of Joy
Jesus anchored the happiness of suffering saints in the reward of heaven. And he anchored the happiness of successful saints in the same.
Jan 21, 2020
The Battle to Remind
If we don’t call to mind what God has said about himself and about us, we will languish. God is the God of the impossible.
Jan 20, 2020
How to Serve a Bad Boss
Every little thing you do that is good is seen and valued and rewarded by the Lord. And he will pay you back for it.
Jan 19, 2020
The Remedy for Pride
Yield to the sovereignty of God in all the details of life, and rest in his infallible promises to show himself mighty on your behalf.
Jan 18, 2020
Authentic Faith Is Eager for Christ to Come
Receive Christ, welcome Christ, embrace Christ — not just as your fire insurance policy, but as your eagerly awaited Treasure and Friend and Lord.
Jan 17, 2020
Words for the Wind
Be patient and loving as despairing people wake up from their dark night and regret their hasty words.
Jan 16, 2020
The Freeness of Grace
What act could be more one-sidedly free and non-negotiated than one person raising another from the dead? This is the meaning of grace.
Jan 15, 2020
The Window of the Heart
Our emotions are governed in large measure by what we consider — what we dwell on with our minds.
Jan 14, 2020
The Command That Creates
When the command of God comes with the creating, converting power of the Holy Spirit, it gives life. And we believe and rejoice and obey.
Jan 13, 2020
The Experiential Key
Freedom from greed comes from the deeply satisfying faith in God’s future grace.
Jan 12, 2020
Passionate for God and Truth
If God exists, then he is the measure of all things, and what he thinks about all things is the measure of what we should think.
Jan 11, 2020
How Believers Will Be Judged
When God judges believers in the end, he will forgive us all our sins and grant us life everlasting.
Jan 10, 2020
Only a Little While
God is not the God of some grace. He is the God of all grace — including the infinite, inexhaustible stores of future grace, that we need to endure to the end.
Jan 09, 2020
Gain What You Cannot Lose
Christ promises to work for us, and to be for us so much that, when our missionary life is over, we will not be able to say we’ve sacrificed anything.
Jan 08, 2020
Grace Denied and Supplied
God gives both the sustaining grace we need in times of trouble, and the suffering which makes us depend on his grace.
Jan 07, 2020
God’s Will Is That You Draw Near
This is God’s will for you and this is why Christ died: that you would draw near to God.
Jan 06, 2020
Our Toothless Enemy
Satan is helpless to do the one thing he wants to do most: damn us. Christ bore our damnation.
Jan 05, 2020
Hope for Imperfect Christians
Does your faith make you eager to forsake sin and make progress in holiness? That’s the kind of faith God requires.
Jan 04, 2020
The Smallest Faith
The strength of your faith does not uproot trees. God does. The object of your faith is more important than the quantity of your faith.
Jan 03, 2020
What Jesus Did to Death
If you are a Christian, death is no longer a punishment for sin. Your sin has been put away by the death of Christ. Christ took the punishment.
Jan 02, 2020
Grace for the New Year
Be thankful for the past grace from the last year, and be confident in the future grace for the new year.
Jan 01, 2020
Death Rehearsal
The lifetime of this year passes before our eyes, and we face the inevitable question: Did we live it well?
Dec 31, 2019
Outfitted and Empowered
When God works in our hearts by the blood of Christ, we feel and think and act in ways more pleasing to him.
Dec 30, 2019
A Horrible Destiny
Flee from the wrath of God, tremble with joy that you are saved, and rescue others along the way.
Dec 29, 2019
Glory Is the Goal
Study the glory of God. Treasure it in all things and above all things. Then study your soul. Know why you treasure glories that are not God’s glory.
Dec 28, 2019
What Is Your Aim?
God did not create humans in his image to be aimless, like lifeless leaves blown around in the backyard of life. He created us to be purposeful.
Dec 27, 2019
How to Contemplate Calamity
Christ’s death was judgment on him because he bore our sins (not his own), and it was mercy toward us who trust him.
Dec 26, 2019
Three Christmas Presents
Jesus offers you a clear purpose for living, hope that your failures will be forgiven, and help in your fight against sin.
Dec 25, 2019
Two Purposes for Christmas
Jesus appeared in the world for two reasons: to help us stop sinning, and to satisfy God’s anger when we do sin.
Dec 24, 2019
God’s Indescribable Gift
Look to Jesus this Christmas. Receive the reconciliation that he purchased. Don’t put the gift on the shelf unopened.
Dec 23, 2019
That You May Believe
The whole Bible is written that you might be awakened to the wonder that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came into the world.
Dec 22, 2019
The Birth of the Ancient of Days
Jesus’s birth was not a coming into being of a new person, but a coming into the world of an infinitely old person.
Dec 21, 2019
Christmas Solidarity
If you want to give a gift to God this Christmas, walk off the assembly line of sin and don’t go back. Take up your place, instead, in the picket line of love.
Dec 20, 2019
Christmas Is for Freedom
Forgiven, we are indestructible. Satan’s plan was to condemn God’s followers in God’s own courtroom. But now, in Christ, there is no condemnation.
Dec 19, 2019
The Christmas Model for Missions
Distrust God’s mercy, and all is lost. But conquer here, and nothing can harm you for a million ages.
Dec 18, 2019
The Greatest Salvation Imaginable
God put our sins on his Son and judged them there, so that he could put them out of his mind, and deal with us mercifully and remain just.
Dec 17, 2019
God’s Most Successful Setback
God delights to show his power through apparent defeat. He sometimes retreats in order to win strategic victories.
Dec 16, 2019
Life and Death at Christmas
Jesus came that we might have Life, now and forever. Make your Now the richer and deeper this Christmas by drinking at the fountain of Forever. It is so near.
Dec 15, 2019
Making It Real for His People
The meaning of Christmas is that God takes salvation, puts it in your heart, and seals you as his child.
Dec 14, 2019
The Final Reality Is Here
Our High Priest is seated at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. No Old Testament priest could ever say that.
Dec 13, 2019
Replacing the Shadows
Jesus came to orient all our attention on himself, ministering for us first on Calvary as our final Sacrifice and then in heaven as our final Priest.
Dec 12, 2019
Why Jesus Came
In dying, Christ de-fanged the devil. How? By covering all our sin. This means that Satan has no legitimate grounds to accuse us before God.
Dec 11, 2019
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