Solid Joys Daily Devotional

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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
How We Must Fight for Holiness
The fight for good works is a fight to believe in future grace. Therefore, learning to fight for holiness by faith in future grace is supremely important.
Jun 22, 2018
The Satisfaction That Defeats Sin
Faith is the quenching of the soul’s thirst at the fountain of God.
Jun 21, 2018
Grace Is Pardon — and Power!
Grace is not simply the pardon of our sins; it is the power to press on in obedience.
Jun 20, 2018
The Offense of Fearing Man
Fear of man may not feel like pride, but that is exactly what God says it is.
Jun 19, 2018
How to Plead for Unbelievers
Prayer ascribes to God the right and honor to be the free and sovereign God that he is to choose and to save.
Jun 18, 2018
What Kind of Prayer Pleases God?
The first mark of the upright, whose prayers are a delight to God, is that they tremble at God’s word.
Jun 17, 2018
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, 2018
The Honeymoon That Never Ends
God rejoices over us with all his heart. His joy over his people is like a bridegroom over a bride.
Jun 15, 2018
How Much God Wants to Bless You
God never grows weary of doing us good. It never gets boring to him.
Jun 14, 2018
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, 2018
Help My Unbelief
We should pray the way Jesus did — for ourselves and for others that God would sustain our faith.
Jun 12, 2018
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, 2018
When Reason Serves Rebellion
Our deepest desires incline our minds to perceive and think in a way that will make our desires look right.
Jun 10, 2018
Prayer Is for Sinners
It doesn’t matter how obedient we have been before we pray. We always come to the Lord as sinners.
Jun 09, 2018
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, 2018
We Live by Faith
The faith that justifies and the faith that sanctifies are not two different kinds of faith.
Jun 07, 2018
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, 2018
Dependable in the Mundane
Lives of faith are the great mirror of the dependability of God.
Jun 05, 2018
What Makes God Proud
Look to the better country, the city that God has prepared for you, and desire it with all your heart. God will not be ashamed to be called your God.
Jun 04, 2018
Faith for the Impossible
Our faith glorifies God when we are fully assured that he can and will do the impossible.
Jun 03, 2018
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, 2018
The Faith That Magnifies Grace
Faith calls all attention to grace and magnifies it, rather than nullifying it.
Jun 01, 2018
The Gain of Serving God
We serve God with gladness because we do not bear the burden of meeting his needs.
May 31, 2018
Something to Boast About
Faith turns away from our own insufficiency to the free and all-sufficient resources of God.
May 30, 2018
When God Goes Against His Will
There are times when the will of God’s decree is different from the revealed will of God’s command.
May 29, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
The Bedrock of Your Assurance
God will undertake to complete by sanctifying grace what his electing grace has begun.
May 24, 2018
Is Christ Worth It?
Jesus promises a glorious resurrection where all the losses of this life will be repaid.
May 23, 2018
Jesus Knows His Sheep
Jesus knows all his sheep by name; that is, he knows them individually and intimately.
May 22, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
What Makes Jesus Rejoice
God is free to choose the least likely candidates for his grace.
May 19, 2018
The Light Beyond the Light
God made summer as a foretaste of heaven, not a substitute.
May 18, 2018
Five Digital Dangers
Consider these five digital dangers and some accompanying resolutions to avoid and redeem them.
May 17, 2018
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, 2018
What Is Meekness?
Meek people trust God’s timing and power and grace to work things out for his glory and for our good.
May 15, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Why We Should Love Our Enemies
When we love our enemies, we show how God is both merciful and all-satisfying.
May 12, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
What It Means to Love God
The essence of loving God is enjoying all he is. And this enjoyment of God glorifies his worth most fully.
May 09, 2018
Pleased with His Precepts
We are not born again by deciding to believe. God makes us willing to believe by causing us to be born again.
May 08, 2018
Don’t Serve God
God gets the glory of being the benefactor of grace, not the beneficiary of service.
May 07, 2018
Truer Knowledge Brings Greater Joy
If we are going to enjoy God duly, we must know him truly.
May 06, 2018
Seven Sources of Joy
A life of joy in the Holy Spirit is a supernatural life. Ask God to increase your joy and your faith as you behold and follow Christ.
May 05, 2018
A Dangerous Motive
We can’t pay God back because he already owns all we have to give him — including all our efforts.
May 04, 2018