Solid Joys Daily Devotional

By Desiring God

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

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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 desiringGod.org.

Episode Date
What It Means to Pray for Your Enemy
00:02:43
Don’t just do good things for your enemies. Desire their best, and express those desires in prayer, even when they’re nowhere around.
Apr 07, 2020
Two Ways to Remember Jesus
00:03:07
Jesus is not just alive from the dead, but he is alive as the King who will reign forever — of his kingdom there will be no end.
Apr 06, 2020
The Books at the Judgment
00:04:42
Salvation is secured for all who are written in the book of life, not because of their deeds, but because Christ was slain for them.
Apr 05, 2020
God Strengthens Us Through Others
00:02:46
Sometimes God will strengthen your faith directly. But most of the time, he does so through another person.
Apr 04, 2020
How to Respond When You Falter
00:02:35
O God, help us to feel worse about our own shortfalls than the failure of others.
Apr 03, 2020
Better Than Everest
00:02:20
If you live inside the massive promise of Romans 8:28, your life is more solid and stable than Mount Everest.
Apr 02, 2020
Two of Our Deepest Needs
00:03:29
In the Father, you are under God’s care and protection. In the Son, you are under God’s charge and authority.
Apr 01, 2020
What Binds the Hands of Love?
00:04:31
Only one thing satisfies the heart whose treasure is in heaven: doing the works of heaven. And heaven is a world of love!
Mar 31, 2020
If He Calls, He Keeps
00:03:36
Our perseverance doesn’t rest decisively on the reliability of our own resolve. It rests decisively on God’s work to keep us trusting him.
Mar 30, 2020
As Sure as God’s Love for His Son
00:03:43
God will not spare any effort to give you all that Christ died to purchase — all things, all good, and all bad working for your good.
Mar 29, 2020
When Everyone Deserts You
00:04:30
When others abandon you, strengthen your heart with God’s inexorable oath: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Mar 28, 2020
10 Results of the Resurrection
00:03:46
Because Christ rose from the grave, God’s children are forgiven. No one can successfully bring a charge against those who are in Christ.
Mar 27, 2020
How to Delight in God’s Word
00:03:40
Never reduce Christianity to a matter of demands and resolutions and willpower. It is a matter of what we love, what we delight in, what tastes good to us.
Mar 26, 2020
Forever Satisfied
00:02:42
When we trust Jesus, his presence and promise is so satisfying that we are not dominated by the alluring pleasures of sin.
Mar 25, 2020
Ministry and the Fear of Man
00:02:51
Hear God say to you in all your troubles, “I will deliver you. You will triumph in the end. You will be more than a conqueror.”
Mar 24, 2020
Ignorance Guarantees Ungodliness
00:03:34
Knowledge doesn’t guarantee godliness. But it seems that ignorance guarantees ungodliness. The power that leads to godliness is given through knowing God.
Mar 23, 2020
Satan’s Candy Store
00:03:40
When temptations come, arm yourself with this thought: When my Lord suffered and died to free me from sin, I died to sin!
Mar 22, 2020
God’s Best Promise
00:03:00
Whatever else gives way, whatever else disappoints, whatever else fails, God’s all-encompassing promise of future grace can never fail.
Mar 21, 2020
Jesus Died for This Moment
00:03:53
If there is any hope for eternity in the presence of God, we need a Redeemer, a Substitute, a Savior. Christ died and rose to be that hope.
Mar 20, 2020
A Six-Point Summary of the Gospel
00:05:10
Good news! Eternal life is a free gift to all who will trust in Christ as Lord and Savior and supreme Treasure of their lives.
Mar 19, 2020
Why We Must Hold Fast Our Hope
00:02:45
The salvation Jesus obtained through his blood was everything it takes to save his people, not just part of it.
Mar 18, 2020
Prayer’s Exclamation Point
00:02:55
Prayer is the confident plea for God to make good on his promises of future grace — for Christ’s sake.
Mar 17, 2020
Jesus Will Finish the Mission
00:02:49
Christ can promise universal victory because he is sovereign. He knows the future because he makes the future.
Mar 16, 2020
Subversive for the Savior
00:02:30
Since Satan’s doom is sure, and he knows it, we can always remind him of it when he tempts us to follow him.
Mar 15, 2020
The Triumph Is Sure
00:02:39
God is so powerful and so gracious that in the end he will turn ruthless nations to revere him. He cannot fail.
Mar 14, 2020
Jesus Is God’s Amen
00:03:16
Because of Christ, we say Amen to God in our prayers to show that God gets the glory for the future grace we are counting on.
Mar 13, 2020
When the Potter Is for Us
00:02:48
With all the power in the universe and with the absolute right to do as he pleases with what he made, God is for us.
Mar 12, 2020
Two Infinitely Strong and Tender Truths
00:03:30
The mercy and the sovereignty of God are the twin pillars of your life. They will stand by your deathbed, and with strong and tender hands lift you to God.
Mar 11, 2020
Let Us Adore the Lamb
00:03:41
Your prayers are the aroma of heaven, sweet smelling before the throne of God and before the Lamb.
Mar 10, 2020
God Cares for You
00:04:15
Pride is a form of unbelief. Faith admits need. Pride won’t. Faith banks on God. Pride won’t. Faith casts anxieties on God. Pride won’t.
Mar 09, 2020
Open the Windows of Your Heart
00:03:04
A mustard seed of faith is infinitely closer to being a mountain of faith than it is to being no faith. There is an infinite difference between a spark and no spark.
Mar 08, 2020
How Can I Be Filled with the Spirit?
00:02:47
How can you experience an outpouring of the Holy Spirit? Meditate day and night on the promises of God.
Mar 07, 2020
God Regards the Lowly
00:03:06
You cannot sink so low in despairing of your own resources that God does not see and care. He is at the bottom waiting to catch you.
Mar 06, 2020
Look to Jesus for Your Joy
00:03:43
Turn from self and come to Jesus as your source for true joy. His fullness will satisfy your itch of emptiness.
Mar 05, 2020
God Rejoices to Do You Good
00:03:00
There are no lapses in God’s commitment or in his joy in doing good to his children — to those who trust him.
Mar 04, 2020
God Works Through Good Resolves
00:03:59
The evidence of God’s power in our lives is not the absence of our willing, but the strength and joy of our willing.
Mar 03, 2020
Arm Yourself with Promises
00:03:28
When some fear or craving threatens to lead us into sin, we are to take the sword of the Spirit and kill it.
Mar 02, 2020
Where Our Comfort Comes From
00:04:29
Pilate’s authority over Jesus was subordinate to God’s authority over Pilate. So, Jesus did not fear.
Mar 01, 2020
Five Rewards for Generosity
00:04:16
God gives us money and homes so that we might show they are not our God.
Feb 29, 2020
Finally and Totally Justified
00:03:01
God declares us righteous, which gives us unshakable security in the face of tremendous suffering.
Feb 28, 2020
Radical Effects of the Resurrection
00:03:52
The hope of the resurrection radically changed the way Paul lived. His life counted. His suffering was meaningful.
Feb 27, 2020
When God Becomes 100% for Us
00:04:30
God’s wrath was on once us. But because he made us alive, all that wrath is removed. He is now 100% for us.
Feb 26, 2020
You Are Greatly Loved
00:03:15
Take heart. If you have faith in Jesus, God himself declares, “You are greatly loved.”
Feb 25, 2020
God Opens the Heart
00:03:41
The clearest answer in Acts to the question why a person believes the gospel is that God opens the heart.
Feb 24, 2020
The Hour of Unusual Threat
00:03:30
Those who suffer for Christ will receive the Holy Spirit’s power and rest at their greatest hour of need.
Feb 23, 2020
Enjoying His Fullness
00:03:58
The fullness of Jesus Christ is a divine, accessible, glorious, delivered, blessed, true fullness.
Feb 22, 2020
Our Servant, Jesus
00:03:34
Jesus Christ is exuberant with omnipotent service for the sake of all who trust him.
Feb 21, 2020
Amazed at the Resurrection
00:02:53
Because of Jesus’s resurrection, he now has the glory for which we were made. Our ultimate destiny is to see him as he is.
Feb 20, 2020
The Kind of Cold That Kills
00:03:18
When it’s forty degrees warmer in your freezer than it is outside, the message is clear: Don’t mess with God.
Feb 19, 2020
When You Are Immortal
00:02:40
Christ said Paul was going to Rome. And that was that. No ambush can stand against the promise of Christ.
Feb 18, 2020