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
Fear and Hope in God’s Jealousy
It is a horrifying thing to use your God-given life to commit adultery against the Almighty.
Oct 16, 2019
Plan for Prayer
One of the main reasons we so often fail to have consistent habits of happy, fruitful prayer is simply that we don’t plan to.
Oct 15, 2019
God Heals by Humbling
God takes out our old proud hearts and gives new soft ones, which are easily humbled and crushed by the sin that remains.
Oct 14, 2019
The Master Servant
The very heart of God’s glory is the fullness of grace that overflows in kindness to needy people.
Oct 13, 2019
Beware of Serving God
God aims to be our servant, because he aims to get the glory as the Giver.
Oct 12, 2019
We Can Do Nothing
God is glorified when we turn away from ourselves to him in the confidence that he will provide the help we need.
Oct 11, 2019
Best Passage Ever
The greatest news is that the cross upholds the worth of God’s glory, the honor of his Son, and the eternal salvation of his elect.
Oct 10, 2019
God’s Wise Mercy
The good news is that God himself has decreed a way to satisfy the demands of his justice without condemning the whole human race.
Oct 09, 2019
Our Good Is God’s Delight
All the omnipotent energy that drives the heart of God to pursue his own glory also drives him to satisfy the hearts of those who seek their joy in him.
Oct 08, 2019
We Wait, He Works
Be freed from the burden of bearing your own load. Let God do that work. God loves to show his God-ness by working for us.
Oct 07, 2019
The Happy God
When we share in the happiness of God, we share in the very pleasure that the Father has in the Son.
Oct 06, 2019
Justice Will Be Done
When you lay down the burden of vengeance, God will pick it up.
Oct 05, 2019
Joy Unbound
Imagine being able to enjoy what is most enjoyable with unbounded energy and passion forever. One day, God’s delight in his Son will be in us.
Oct 04, 2019
Absolute, Sovereign, Almighty Love
God does not need us. Instead, his infinite self-sufficiency spills over in love to us who need him.
Oct 03, 2019
God Isn’t Gloomy
If none of God’s purposes can be frustrated, then he must be the happiest of all beings.
Oct 02, 2019
The All-Satisfying Object
The quest for joy is not optional, but commanded.
Oct 01, 2019
The Most Liberating Discovery
Joy is not a mere option alongside worship. It is an essential component of worship.
Sep 30, 2019
Make War with Unbelief
Take up the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit for help, lay the promises up in your heart, and fight the good fight — to live by faith in future grace.
Sep 29, 2019
Our Good Is His Glory
God’s greatest interest is to glorify the wealth of his grace by making sinners happy in him.
Sep 28, 2019
The Power of a Superior Promise
The truth of Christ frees us from the slavery of sin, for the freedom of holiness.
Sep 27, 2019
Live Confident in God’s Sovereign Power
Confidence in God’s absolute control is the source and power of radical obedience to the call of God.
Sep 26, 2019
Life Hangs on the Word of God
The Bible is no empty word. It is your very life — the foundation and kindling of your joy!
Sep 25, 2019
Jesus’s Pursuit of Joy
What sustained Christ in the dark hours of Gethsemane was the hope of joy beyond the cross.
Sep 24, 2019
Hope for the Worst of Sinners
When it comes to being a candidate for grace, your background has nothing to do with God’s choice. That’s good news.
Sep 23, 2019
Let Goods and Kindred Go
You have a possession in heaven that is better, and lasts longer, than anything this world can offer.
Sep 22, 2019
Ammunition Against Anxiety
God intends for particular promises to help you fight against particular anxieties.
Sep 21, 2019
Not Nearly Hedonistic Enough
The Lord has spoken: It is more blessed to love than to live in luxury! More blessed now, and forever.
Sep 20, 2019
Our Unspeakable Privilege
In Jesus Christ we who are born of God have the unspeakable privilege of knowing Yahweh as our Father.
Sep 19, 2019
The Only True Freedom
Only Jesus, the Son of God who died and rose for us, can make us truly free.
Sep 18, 2019
Worship in a Lightning Storm
Sit down to the feast of joy in Christ and worship the King of Glory. The banquet hall is very large.
Sep 17, 2019
The Soul’s Final Feast
To see God, and know him, and be in his presence is the soul’s final feast.
Sep 16, 2019
The Only Enduring Happiness
Two things have to be true if your joy is never to be taken from you. One is that the source of your joy lasts forever and the other is that you last forever.
Sep 15, 2019
God Will Supply All Your Needs
If we live by faith in God’s promise of future grace, it will be very hard for anxiety to survive.
Sep 14, 2019
7 Reasons Not to Worry, Part 3
God will see to it that you are not tested in any given day more than you can bear.
Sep 13, 2019
7 Reasons Not to Worry, Part 2
God will certainly take his energy and creative skill and use it to care for his children who will live forever.
Sep 12, 2019
7 Reasons Not to Worry, Part 1
Jesus helps us to fight the good fight against unbelief and to be free from anxiety.
Sep 11, 2019
How to Fight Anxiety
The way you fight the good fight for faith is by meditating on God’s assurances of future grace and by asking for the help of his Spirit.
Sep 10, 2019
Grace Must Be Free
If you treated your salvation no longer as a gift, but as a purchase, God would no longer be the free benefactor.
Sep 09, 2019
How to Repay God
You can’t give anything to God or do anything for God that he hasn’t first given to you and done for you.
Sep 08, 2019
God-Given Foes and God-Given Faith
Fear not. Your adversaries can do no more than God grants. And he will grant you the faith you need. Those are gospel promises.
Sep 07, 2019
Present and Powerful Love
Nothing will separate us from the love of Christ because Christ is alive and is still loving us right now.
Sep 06, 2019
The Goal of Christ’s Love
God loves us so much that he will not allow our preciousness to become our god.
Sep 05, 2019
What’s New About the New Covenant
In the old covenant, the gracious enabling power to obey God was not poured out as fully as it is since Jesus.
Sep 04, 2019
The “I Will” of God
If you feel vulnerable, you can say to God, “Lord help me. I’m not even sure how to pray.” Trust that he will respond and will help you.
Sep 03, 2019
Devastated and Delighted
This is one of the beauties of the biblical doctrines of grace: their worst devastations prepare us for their greatest delights.
Sep 02, 2019
He Does All That He Pleases
God is never forced into a situation where he must do something in which he cannot rejoice.
Sep 01, 2019
The Lion and the Lamb
The worth and beauty of the Son come not just from his majesty, nor just from his meekness, but from the way these mingle in perfect proportion.
Aug 31, 2019
Church Growth God’s Way
By all means work. But always look to the Lord for the decisive, supernatural work needed to fulfill his purposes.
Aug 30, 2019
Six Things It Means to Be in Christ Jesus
Never grow weary of exploring and exulting in the inexhaustible privilege of being “in Christ Jesus.”
Aug 29, 2019
Forgiven for Jesus’s Sake
The Father’s infinite pleasure in his own perfections is the fountain of our everlasting joy and forgiveness.
Aug 28, 2019