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Solid Joys Daily Devotional
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 desiringGod.org.
14 hours ago
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.
1 day ago
Our Good Is His Glory
God’s greatest interest is to glorify the wealth of his grace by making sinners happy in him.
2 days ago
The Power of a Superior Promise
The truth of Christ frees us from the slavery of sin, for the freedom of holiness.
3 days ago
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.
4 days ago
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!
5 days ago
Jesus’s Pursuit of Joy
What sustained Christ in the dark hours of Gethsemane was the hope of joy beyond the cross.
6 days ago
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 22, 2020
Let Goods and Kindred Go
You have a possession in heaven that is better, and lasts longer, than anything this world can offer.
Sep 21, 2020
Ammunition Against Anxiety
God intends for particular promises to help you fight against particular anxieties.
Sep 20, 2020
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 19, 2020
Our Unspeakable Privilege
In Jesus Christ we who are born of God have the unspeakable privilege of knowing Yahweh as our Father.
Sep 18, 2020
The Only True Freedom
Only Jesus, the Son of God who died and rose for us, can make us truly free.
Sep 17, 2020
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 16, 2020
The Soul’s Final Feast
To see God, and know him, and be in his presence is the soul’s final feast.
Sep 15, 2020
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 14, 2020
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 13, 2020
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 12, 2020
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 11, 2020
7 Reasons Not to Worry, Part 1
Jesus helps us to fight the good fight against unbelief and to be free from anxiety.
Sep 10, 2020
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 9, 2020
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 8, 2020
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 7, 2020
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 6, 2020
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 5, 2020
The Goal of Christ’s Love
God loves us so much that he will not allow our preciousness to become our god.
Sep 4, 2020
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 3, 2020
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 2, 2020
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 1, 2020
He Does All That He Pleases
God is never forced into a situation where he must do something in which he cannot rejoice.
Aug 31, 2020
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 30, 2020
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 29, 2020
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 28, 2020
Forgiven for Jesus’s Sake
The Father’s infinite pleasure in his own perfections is the fountain of our everlasting joy and forgiveness.
Aug 27, 2020
Jesus Will Trample All Our Enemies
The extent of Christ’s reign reaches to the smallest and biggest enemy of his glory in your life, and in this universe. It will be defeated.
Aug 26, 2020
Shadows and Streams
God rejoices in the works of creation because they point us beyond themselves to God himself.
Aug 25, 2020
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 24, 2020
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 23, 2020
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 22, 2020
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 21, 2020
An Unshakably Happy God
God’s pursuit of praise from us and our pursuit of pleasure in him are the same pursuit.
Aug 20, 2020
Jesus Is Who You’re Looking For
The Bible is a window that opens onto the sunrise glory of the risen Christ.
Aug 19, 2020
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 18, 2020
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 17, 2020
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 16, 2020
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 15, 2020
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 14, 2020
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 13, 2020
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 12, 2020
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 11, 2020
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.