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 Bless the Lord
To bless the Lord is to speak well of his greatness and goodness — and really mean it from the depths of your soul.
Aug 17, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
The End of the Gospel
The highest, fullest, deepest, sweetest good of the gospel is God himself, enjoyed by his redeemed people.
Aug 09, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Jesus Bought Your Endurance
God is totally committed to the perseverance and eternal security of his blood-bought children.
Aug 06, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Our Weakness Reveals His Worth
Sometimes God makes seemingly strong people weaker, so that his divine power will be the more evident.
Aug 01, 2018
Suffering That Crushes Faith
Knowing God’s design in suffering is one of the main means of growing through suffering.
Jul 31, 2018
Suffering That Strengthens Faith
Strange as it may seem, one of the primary purposes of being shaken by suffering is to make our faith more unshakable.
Jul 30, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Satan’s Strategy and Your Defense
The two great enemies of our souls are sin and Satan. And sin is worse, because the only way that Satan destroys us is by getting us to sin.
Jul 25, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Preach to Yourself
Preaching truth to ourselves about God’s future grace is all-important in overcoming spiritual depression.
Jul 22, 2018
Models for Combating Discouragement
The soul of the saint sometimes needs to be revived. So, God leads it to water in order to give it life again.
Jul 21, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
God’s Grace in Spiritual Gifts
There are as many future graces as there are needs in the body of Christ — and more. So, receive and dispense God’s future grace to meet those needs.
Jul 18, 2018
The Power to Profess Christ
The apostles’ power to witness with faithfulness and effectiveness did not come mainly from memories of grace; it came from the new arrivals of “great grace.”
Jul 17, 2018
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, 2018
We Work by Grace
As Paul faced each day, he confessed that, unless future grace was given for that day’s work, he would not be able to do it.
Jul 15, 2018
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, 2018
What Moves You to Minister?
Faith loves to rely on God and see him work miracles. Therefore, faith pushes into the current where God’s grace flows most freely: the current of love.
Jul 13, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Six Ways Jesus Fought Depression
When he was in anguish, Jesus rested his soul in the sovereign wisdom of God.
Jul 09, 2018
Saving Faith Loves Forgiveness
Saving faith cherishes being forgiven by God, and from there rises to cherishing the God who forgives.
Jul 08, 2018
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, 2018
How Christ Conquered Bitterness
No one has ever lived who was more worthy of honor than Jesus; and no one has been dishonored more. But he triumphed by entrusting himself to God.
Jul 06, 2018
Give God Your Revenge
Your very soul is in danger if you hold onto an attitude of unforgiving bitterness. Leave it to the wrath of God.
Jul 05, 2018
When Will I Be Satisfied?
Imagine being able to enjoy what is most enjoyable with unbounded energy and passion forever. That is not our experience now, but it will be one day.
Jul 04, 2018
Good News: God Is Happy
God’s glory consists much in the fact that he is happy beyond our wildest imagination.
Jul 03, 2018
How Well Do You Know God?
Pray that our infinitely great God would incline your heart, and open your eyes to see him as fully as you can and seek to know him more.
Jul 02, 2018
God’s Pleasure to Do You Good
Jesus aims to defeat our fears that God is not the kind of God who really wants to do good for us.
Jul 01, 2018
Heaven’s Relief in the Coming Wrath
The unwillingness of others to repent will not hold the saints hostage. Hell cannot blackmail heaven into misery.
Jun 30, 2018
The Powerful Root of Practical Love
Faith in God’s promises must be so real that the love it produces proves the reality of the faith.
Jun 29, 2018