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 Kind of Cold That Kills
When it’s forty degrees warmer in your freezer than it is outside, the message is clear: Don’t mess with God.
Feb 19, 2019
When You Are Immortal
Christ said Paul was going to Rome. And that was that. No ambush can stand against the promise of Christ.
Feb 18, 2019
The Sweet Designs of God
Oh, how sweet are the designs of God in the sovereign salvation of hardened, hopeless sinners!
Feb 17, 2019
When Obedience Feels Impossible
Do you desire God? Will you trust him? The word of God to you is: God is worthy and God is able.
Feb 16, 2019
Every Calvary Step Was Love
Every step Jesus took on the Calvary road meant, “I love you. I love you. I love you.”
Feb 15, 2019
Christ as Means and End
Jesus is the end for which the universe was made, and the means that makes that end possible to enjoy.
Feb 14, 2019
The Perfect City
When you desire the city of God above everything else on the earth, he is not ashamed to be called your God. Your life pleases him.
Feb 13, 2019
Lincoln’s Providence
It is a most striking thing how personal and national suffering drew Abraham Lincoln into the reality of God, rather than pushing him away.
Feb 12, 2019
The Best Form of Slavery
Amazingly, Paul connects our liberation with Jesus as our Master, and he connects our new slavery with Jesus as our Messiah.
Feb 11, 2019
Saving Faith Isn’t Easily Satisfied
Living and dying by faith means having new desires and seeking new satisfactions.
Feb 10, 2019
Better Than Money, Sex, and Power
Take all the things that drive this world, and ponder how much better and more abiding God is.
Feb 09, 2019
Are You Glad You Are Not God?
Submitting to God enables us to have the supremely satisfying experience of not being God, but admiring the Godness of God.
Feb 08, 2019
Eleventh-hour Breakthroughs
God surely has reasons for waiting to give you the breakthrough you have sought for decades. Keep asking in hope.
Feb 07, 2019
Reviled Here, Rewarded There
Because Jesus died in our place, he guaranteed that every good deed will prosper — sooner or later.
Feb 06, 2019
The Main Purpose of Ministry
The main task of all the ministries of the church is helping people see the greatness of what Christ has purchased for everyone who will value it above the world.
Feb 05, 2019
Five Ways Affliction Helps
Suffering has a great sin-killing effect. The more pure we are, the more clearly we see God.
Feb 04, 2019
The Greatest Love
We should emphasize that God loves and forgives for his own glory because the Bible does, and because it makes clear that God loves us with the greatest love.
Feb 03, 2019
The Forgiveness Cycle
God forgave us when we first believed in Christ. Then, from that broken, joyful, grateful, hopeful experience of being forgiven, we offer forgiveness to others.
Feb 02, 2019
Included in the Covenant
Christians are included in the Davidic covenant. What David received, we will also receive in Christ Jesus.
Feb 01, 2019
Five Purposes for Suffering
Don’t let your ignorance of the micro reasons for suffering cause you to overlook the massive help God tells us in his word of his macro purposes for us.
Jan 31, 2019
Prevailing Grace
Irresistable grace does not mean grace cannot be resisted. It means that when God chooses, he can and will overcome that resistance.
Jan 30, 2019
Caused to Return
There is no hope for God’s people unless he causes them to return from their leaping into sin and unbelief.
Jan 29, 2019
How to Repent
Feeling rotten about your sin is not the same as repenting from it. But it can lead there.
Jan 28, 2019
He Knows Your Need
The same God who feeds billions of birds every hour around the world will take care of you.
Jan 27, 2019
The Giver Gets the Glory
We get the help; God gets the glory. That arrangement keeps us humble and happy, and keeps him supreme and glorious.
Jan 26, 2019
Delayed Deliverances
Times of suffering and deliverance are both God’s stages of care for you. He has not left you or forsaken you.
Jan 25, 2019
Served in Serving Others
Jesus will take care of you when you take care of others. That’s why there were leftovers after Jesus fed the multitudes.
Jan 24, 2019
Go Directly to God
Jesus provides an ever-present, ever-living witness to the removal of the Father’s wrath from us.
Jan 23, 2019
We Will Rule All Things
When Jesus says, “I will grant him to sit with me on my throne,” he promises us a share in the rule of all things.
Jan 22, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Words for the Wind
Be patient and loving as despairing people wake up from their dark night and regret their hasty words.
Jan 16, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
The Experiential Key
Freedom from greed comes from the deeply satisfying faith in God’s future grace.
Jan 12, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Our Toothless Enemy
Satan is helpless to do the one thing he wants to do most: damn us. Christ bore our damnation.
Jan 05, 2019
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, 2019
The Smallest Faith
The strength of your faith does not uproot tress. God does. The object of your faith is more important than the quantity of your faith.
Jan 03, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019