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
When God’s Love Is Sweetest
The sweetest experience of God’s love is conditional on our transformation into the kind of people whose emotions and choices and actions please God.
Aug 25, 2019
The Message of Creation
Day and night are saying one thing: God is glorious! Turn away from the creation as your supreme satisfaction, and delight yourself in the Lord of glory.
Aug 24, 2019
God Is Not an Idolater
God is love precisely because he relentlessly pursues the praises of his name in the hearts of his people.
Aug 23, 2019
Pleased to Praise
If God loves us enough to make our joy full, he must not only give us himself; he must also win from us the praise of our hearts.
Aug 22, 2019
An Unshakably Happy God
God’s pursuit of praise from us and our pursuit of pleasure in him are the same pursuit.
Aug 21, 2019
Jesus Is Who You’re Looking For
The Bible is a window that opens onto the sunrise glory of the risen Christ.
Aug 20, 2019
What the Resurrection Means for Us
Christ’s resurrection is God’s declaration that we cannot work our way to glory, but that he intends to do the impossible to get us there.
Aug 19, 2019
Hope to Obey Hard Commands
You will always be better off to obey than to disobey Jesus, even if that obedience costs you your life.
Aug 18, 2019
What It Means to Bless the Lord
Authentic speaking about God’s goodness and greatness must come from the soul. Blessing God with the mouth without the soul would be hypocrisy.
Aug 17, 2019
Why You Give In to Sexual Sin
If we are to be sexually pure, God must have the supreme place in our feelings and thoughts.
Aug 16, 2019
What We Were Made For
All the other gifts of the gospel — forgiveness, justification, propitiation, eternal life — exist to make fellowship with God possible.
Aug 15, 2019
God Forgives and Is Still Just
The death of the Son of God is outrageous enough, and the glory of God that it upholds is great enough, that God is vindicated to forgive our sins.
Aug 14, 2019
Three Examples of How Faith Fulfills Good Resolves
The power of God to fulfill your resolves will come to you as you trust in the future grace of his promises.
Aug 13, 2019
My Soul Thirsts for God
When we see the face of Christ, we see the face of God. And we see the glory of his face when we hear the story of the gospel of his death and resurrection.
Aug 12, 2019
The Different Tenses of Grace
Grace is not only God’s disposition to do good for us when we don’t deserve it. It is also a power that makes good things happen in us.
Aug 11, 2019
Have Mercy on Me, O God
We know more of the mystery of our redemption than David did. We know Christ. But we lay hold of the mercy in the same way he did.
Aug 10, 2019
The End of the Gospel
The gospel is the good news that God bought for us the everlasting enjoyment of God.
Aug 09, 2019
Ruler of All Nature
Stand in awe and be at peace, knowing that no natural event is outside of God’s wise and good purposes, and perfect control.
Aug 08, 2019
The Point of Creation
God made humans in his image so that the world would be filled with reflectors of God. Images of God. So that nobody would miss the point of creation.
Aug 07, 2019
Jesus Bought Your Endurance
God is totally committed to the perseverance and eternal security of his blood-bought children.
Aug 06, 2019
10 Things “Yahweh” Means
Yahweh is a proper name (like Peter) built out of the word for “I am.” It teaches us that God absolutely is.
Aug 05, 2019
As Secure as God Is Faithful
Between eternity past in God’s predestination, and eternity future in God’s glorification, none is lost.
Aug 04, 2019
Why You Have a Body
God will honor the work of his Son by raising our bodies from the dead, and we will use our bodies to glorify him forever.
Aug 03, 2019
Afraid of Death No More
God has justified us. There is only future grace in front of us. Satan cannot overturn that decree.
Aug 02, 2019
Our Weakness Reveals His Worth
Sometimes God makes seemingly strong people weaker so that his divine power will be the more evident.
Aug 01, 2019
Suffering That Crushes Faith
Suffering must not drive you from God. Instead, it should drive you from everything but God.
Jul 31, 2019
Suffering That Strengthens Faith
Faith is like muscle tissue: if you stress it to the limit, it gets stronger, not weaker. When your faith is tested, the result is greater capacity to endure.
Jul 30, 2019
God’s Plan for Martyrs
Our sovereign God says there is an appointed number of martyrs. They have a special role to play in planting and empowering the church.
Jul 29, 2019
Why We Don’t Lose Heart
Strengthen your heart and renew your courage by fixing your gaze on the invisible truth you see in the testimony of those who saw Christ face to face.
Jul 28, 2019
If You Don’t Fight Lust
If you don’t fight lust with a seriousness that is willing to gouge out your own eye, you will go to hell and suffer forever.
Jul 27, 2019
What It Means to Love Money
The heart that loves money is a heart that pins its hopes, and pursues its pleasures, and puts its trust in what human resources can offer.
Jul 26, 2019
Satan’s Strategy and Your Defense
The way to thwart the devil is to strengthen the very thing he is trying most to destroy — your faith.
Jul 25, 2019
Jesus Keeps His Sheep
Jesus is interceding for us today that our faith might not fail. Our endurance in faith and joy is finally and decisively in the hands of God.
Jul 24, 2019
How to Defy Sinful Desire
When God’s word feeds faith’s appetite for God, it weans our hearts away from the deceptive taste of lust.
Jul 23, 2019
Preach to Yourself
Trusting God’s future grace comes by hearing the word. Therefore, preaching the word to ourselves is all-important in overcoming spiritual depression.
Jul 22, 2019
Models for Combating Discouragement
The Bible is replete with saints struggling with sunken spirits. But God includes such testimonies so that we might use them to fight the unbelief of despondency.
Jul 21, 2019
Grace for Every Need
Prayer is the great link of faith between the soul of the saint and the promise of God’s future grace.
Jul 20, 2019
His Timing Is Perfect
God promises not merely that we will find grace “to help in time of need,” but that the grace is well-timed by God.
Jul 19, 2019
God’s Grace in Spiritual Gifts
Moment by moment, God supplies the strength in which we serve. He does this because the ongoing, inexhaustible supplier of power gets the glory.
Jul 18, 2019
The Power to Profess Christ
Whatever added signs and wonders God may show to amplify our witness to Christ, they will come through his grace and power.
Jul 17, 2019
Energy for Today’s To-Dos
Believe the promise that in this day God will be at work in you to will and work for his good pleasure.
Jul 16, 2019
We Work by Grace
Paul prayed for grace for the day, trusted that it would come with power, and then acted with all his might.
Jul 15, 2019
Ministry — More Important Than Life
You may think you need to save your life in order to do your ministry. On the contrary, how you lose your life may be the capstone of your ministry.
Jul 14, 2019
What Moves You to Minister?
Costly acts of love don’t just happen. They are impelled by a new appetite — the appetite of faith for the fullest experience of God’s grace. We want more of God.
Jul 13, 2019
Faith Expels Guilt, Greed, and Fear
The glory of Christ is magnified when we are more satisfied with his future grace than we are with the promises of sin.
Jul 12, 2019
We Experience the Spirit Through Faith
When we don’t believe all the promises of God, we won’t receive the full measure of the Spirit.
Jul 11, 2019
Proud Works vs. Humble Faith
“Works” longs for the joy of being glorified as strong. “Faith” longs for the joy of seeing God glorified as strong.
Jul 10, 2019
Six Ways Jesus Fought Depression
When he was in anguish, Jesus rested his soul in the sovereign wisdom of God.
Jul 09, 2019
Saving Faith Loves Forgiveness
Faith in God’s forgiveness means savoring the truth that a forgiving God is the most precious reality in the universe.
Jul 08, 2019
When Another Christian Hurts You
All the wrongs that have been done against us by believers were avenged in the death of Jesus. Look to the cross of Christ.
Jul 07, 2019