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
What It Means to Pray for Your Enemy
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
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
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
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
O God, help us to feel worse about our own shortfalls than the failure of others.
Apr 03, 2020
Better Than Everest
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
God gives us money and homes so that we might show they are not our God.
Feb 29, 2020
Finally and Totally Justified
God declares us righteous, which gives us unshakable security in the face of tremendous suffering.
Feb 28, 2020
Radical Effects of the Resurrection
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
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
Take heart. If you have faith in Jesus, God himself declares, “You are greatly loved.”
Feb 25, 2020
God Opens the Heart
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
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
The fullness of Jesus Christ is a divine, accessible, glorious, delivered, blessed, true fullness.
Feb 22, 2020
Our Servant, Jesus
Jesus Christ is exuberant with omnipotent service for the sake of all who trust him.
Feb 21, 2020
Amazed at the Resurrection
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
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
Christ said Paul was going to Rome. And that was that. No ambush can stand against the promise of Christ.
Feb 18, 2020