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
Serve God with Your Thirst
The Lord is pleased not by those who treat him as a needy watering trough, but as an inexhaustible, all-satisfying spring.
Jun 16, 2019
The Honeymoon That Never Ends
With God the honeymoon never ends. He is infinite in power and wisdom and creativity so that there will be no boredom for the next trillion ages of millenniums.
Jun 15, 2019
How Much God Wants to Bless You
God’s anger must be released by a stiff safety lock, but his mercy has a hair trigger. He is infinitely energetic with unbounded and unending enthusiasm to do us good.
Jun 14, 2019
Who Killed Jesus?
God did not spare his own Son, because it was the only way he could spare us and still be a just and holy God.
Jun 13, 2019
Help My Unbelief
Not only are spiritual gifts a work of God’s free grace in our lives, but so also is the very faith with which we use those gifts.
Jun 12, 2019
Faith for the Future
In order to live the radical lives Christ calls us to live, we must embrace him as the only one who can truly satisfy our souls.
Jun 11, 2019
When Reason Serves Rebellion
Our hearts exploit our minds to justify what our hearts want. Our deepest desires incline our minds to perceive and think in a way that will make our desires look right.
Jun 10, 2019
Prayer Is for Sinners
If we recognize our sin, fight it, and cling to the cross of Christ as our hope, then God will hear us and answer our prayers.
Jun 09, 2019
Glorify God in Your Body
Worship is all the acts of the heart and mind and body that intentionally express the infinite worth of God.
Jun 08, 2019
We Live by Faith
The faith that justifies and the faith that sanctifies are not two different kinds of faith.
Jun 07, 2019
All Hostile to God
The best news in all the world is that our alienation from God is ended. We have been reconciled to the Judge of the universe.
Jun 06, 2019
Dependable in the Mundane
Be devoted to glorifying the dependability of God. Lives of faith are the great mirror of his faithful love and provision.
Jun 05, 2019
What Makes God Proud
Open your eyes to the better country, the city of God that he has prepared for us, and let yourself desire it with all your heart. God will not be ashamed to be called your God.
Jun 04, 2019
Faith for the Impossible
Faith glorifies God because it is a future-oriented confidence in God’s integrity and power and wisdom to follow through on all his promises.
Jun 03, 2019
Who Are the Children of Abraham?
We don’t become heirs of Abraham’s promises by working for God but by being confident that God works for us.
Jun 02, 2019
The Faith That Magnifies Grace
Why does faith not nullify the grace of God? Because faith calls all attention to grace and magnifies it, rather than nullifying it.
Jun 01, 2019
The Gain of Serving God
The worship of daily obedience is not at bottom a burdensome giving to God, but a joyful getting from God. That is the true service that God demands.
May 31, 2019
Something to Boast About
Faith nullifies boasting and glorifies grace. Wherever faith looks, it sees grace behind every praiseworthy act. So it cannot boast, except in the Lord.
May 30, 2019
When God Goes Against His Will
God has wise and holy purposes when he does not answer our prayers as we want. Trust him. He knows what he is doing.
May 29, 2019
The Payout for Patience
The sovereign grace of God can turn the unplanned place and the unplanned pace into the happiest ending imaginable.
May 28, 2019
Authentic vs. Phony Faith
We can know that our sins are taken away and that we will be safe in the judgment, if we trust Christ in such a way that it makes us eager for his coming.
May 27, 2019
Strength to Wait with Patience
Patience is indeed a fruit of the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit empowers us (with all his fruit) through hearing with faith.
May 26, 2019
God’s Design in Detours
What feels to us like a waste is what God plans. He works through the most hopeless circumstances.
May 25, 2019
The Bedrock of Your Assurance
Our election is unconditional in the strictest sense. Neither our faith nor our obedience is the basis of it. It is free and utterly undeserved.
May 24, 2019
Is Christ Worth It?
When we sit down to calculate the cost of following Jesus — when we weigh the “worst” and the “best” — he is worth it. Abundantly worth it.
May 23, 2019
Jesus Knows His Sheep
Jesus knows all his sheep by name; that is, he knows them individually and intimately.
May 22, 2019
God Works for You
God is so eager to work for us that he goes around looking for more work to do for people who will trust him.
May 21, 2019
How to Hate Your Life
When you love Christ, you don’t take much thought for your life in this world. Rather, you live for the glory of God’s grace.
May 20, 2019
What Makes Jesus Rejoice
What makes the whole Trinity rejoice together? The free, electing love of God to hide the true spiritual identity of Christ from the intellectual elite and to reveal it to babes.
May 19, 2019
The Light Beyond the Light
Don’t replace Christ this summer with trifles. Seek the things that are above. Flight from Christ into Christless leisure makes the soul parched.
May 18, 2019
Five Digital Dangers
Consider these five digital dangers and some accompanying resolutions to avoid and redeem them.
May 17, 2019
The Freest Love
God’s electing love is absolutely free. It is the gracious overflow of his boundless happiness guided by his infinite wisdom.
May 16, 2019
What Is Meekness?
Trust God. Commit your way to him. Roll onto him your anxieties, frustrations, and plans — indeed, your very life.
May 15, 2019
Ideas Have Consequences
Hope and love do not come from nowhere. They grow out of ideas — views of reality — revealed in the Scriptures.
May 14, 2019
At the Bottom of It All
How did you come to be a Christian? Join Charles Spurgeon and joyfully confess, “I ascribe my change wholly to God!”
May 13, 2019
Why We Should Love Our Enemies
When God becomes our treasure, we treat our adversaries out of our own fullness with the all-satisfying glory of God.
May 12, 2019
Go on to the Meal
You have heard echoes of God’s glory everywhere; tune your heart to the original music. The best place to get your heart tuned is at the cross of Jesus Christ.
May 11, 2019
A People for His Name
God is pursuing with omnipotent delight a worldwide purpose of gathering a people for his name from every tribe and language and nation.
May 10, 2019
What It Means to Love God
This is the essence of what it means to love God: to be satisfied in him — not just his gifts, but God himself, as the glorious person that he is.
May 09, 2019
Pleased with His Precepts
Faith overcomes our inborn hostility to God and his will, and frees us to keep his commandments.
May 08, 2019
Don’t Serve God
God will gladly receive anything from us that shows our dependence and his all-sufficiency. Therefore, we can gladly cast all our anxieties on him.
May 07, 2019
Truer Knowledge Brings Greater Joy
The only joy that reflects the worth of God and overflows in God-glorifying love is rooted in true knowledge of God.
May 06, 2019
Seven Sources of Joy
Joy comes from the Holy Spirit, not our own efforts or imagination or family upbringing. Therefore, the call to joy is a call to earnest prayer.
May 05, 2019
A Dangerous Motive
Gratitude looks back to past grace received and feels thankful. Faith looks forward to future grace promised and feels hopeful.
May 04, 2019
How to Ask Forgiveness
Praying for forgiveness should be based not only on an appeal to God’s mercy, but also on an appeal to his justice in crediting the worth of his Son’s obedience.
May 03, 2019
God Demonstrates His Love
The goal of everything God takes us through is hope. He wants us to feel unwaveringly hopeful through all tribulations. He wants us to know he loves us.
May 02, 2019
Dirty Rags No More
God requires good works not as the ground of our justification (which is the righteousness of Christ alone), but as an evidence of it.
May 01, 2019
Fifteen Tactics for Joy
In this life of sin and pain, how shall we fight for joy? Here are fifteen ways.
Apr 30, 2019
The Day Is at Hand
The age of sin and misery and death is almost spent. The day of righteousness and peace and total joy is dawning.
Apr 29, 2019
The Great Exchange
Our sins are laid on Christ and his righteousness is laid on us. That is the great exchange — and it becomes ours not by works but by faith.
Apr 28, 2019