BibleStudyTogether DailyReadings

A 2-Year Chronological & Thematic Journey through God's Word
with Daily Comments from Dr. Del Tackett.

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June 18


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 535 (6/18) – Isaiah 47:1-48:22; Ephesians 2:11-22

Be sure to make the connection today. Clearly, God is sovereign over the nations and “in one day” He can bring the mighty nation to it knees. Our passage ends with “There is no peace, says the Lord, for the wicked.” And in Ephesians we read “For He Himself (Jesus) is our peace…” This continues with the key theme: “...who  has made us both one…” This is the remarkable mystery that has come through Christ, that there is no longer Jew or Gentile, but “one Body” and one “holy temple in the Lord”. Take time to meditate upon the final sentence today: “In Him you are also being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” Such wonderful and marvelous things to ponder!

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June 17


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 534 (6/17) – Isaiah 45:14-46:13

Another contrast between the idols that do not save with the majestic nature of the one and only true God: “I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning…I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.” The specific prophecy in mind here is the naming of Cyrus and all the Lord will do through him, yet it applies to all of the predictive prophecy of God. And, it is in relevant contrast to those earthly things that our culture is chasing after today: they are all nothing and will always disappoint and end in emptiness.

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June 16


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 533 (6/16) – Isaiah 44:21-45:13

We are blessed today to read one of the amazing prophecies of Scripture. Over 150 years before Cyrus was born, God names him through Isaiah and details what He will raise Cyrus up to do. God does this to reveal His omniscience and sovereignty. The entire passage is laced with statements of the majesty and omnipotence of God: “I made the earth and created man on it; it was My hands that stretched out the heavens…”.  Today's reading is a great source for you to simply pray through in praise to the glorious nature of God. If you want to read more about Cyrus, you can do so [here].

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June 15


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 532 (6/15) – Psalms 113:1-9; Isaiah 44:6-20; Ephesians 2:1-10

Today we read of the foolishness of worshiping that which is a lie (“Is there not a lie in my right hand?”) made of temporal things, including temporal notions and whims, rather than the eternal true God, who has, by His grace saved us. Note the parallel here. Our work doesn’t save us. Even our faith is a gift of God. But it is His workmanship that has created us for good works. How great is the truth of God’s Word!

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June 14


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 531 (6/14) – Psalms 30:1-12; 139:1-24; Ephesians 1:1-23

From the Psalms: I suppose it could be said that one of the key differences between those who are truly in Christ and those who aren’t is this: the ever-presence of the Lord to one is horrifying; to the other it is deep joy and comfort. It would be good for you to list the amazing things God has done for us in the Ephesians passage today. There are more than a dozen. The video is very good. Take note of verse 1:10.

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June 13


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 530 (6/13) – Proverbs 21:1-31; John 20:14-18; Matthew 28:8-10; Mark 16:9-11; Luke 24:9-11

Read through the Proverbs 21 as a family and ask what struck them, for there is so much here. This struck me: "A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.” We live in a culture that trusts in many strongholds that are foolishly fragile. We should be the light and salt that shows the true Rock in whom to trust. We do so because of our risen Savior, Jesus. Can you even imagine what that morning must have been like for Mary Magdalene?

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June 12


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 529 (6/12) – Isaiah 43:1-44:5; Matthew 28:5-7; Mark 16:5-8; Luke 24:4-8

Our passage today, as the Lord does often, weaves in and out of current events and prophetic events, foreshadowing the Messianic age, “I will pour out my Spirit upon your offspring…” and “...my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory…”.  One of the key evidences to the validity of the Resurrection accounts that is important in our neighborly apologetics is that the announcement was delivered first to the women. You can read more about that [here].

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June 11


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 528 (6/11) – Isaiah 42:1-25; Matthew 28:11-15; Mark 16:1-4; Luke 24:1-3; John 20:11-13

Isaiah 42 brings to us the first of four “Servant Songs” or “Messiah Songs”. You can read a summary of them [here]. Matthew brings to us the first of the Resurrection Polemic. It is critical for the Christian who is making a case for Christ to understand. You can read more about it [here]. The empty tomb brings to mind the call of the Lord in our passage from Isaiah: “Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see!” God certainly provided bold and clear evidence on that Resurrection morning.

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June 10


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 527 (6/10) – Isaiah 41:1-29

Who is the One who holds all of history in His hands? Today God makes it clear that history is His-Story. And for this reason, we are not to be afraid. If you are in Christ, you are the offspring of Abraham: “whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from the farthest corners…” Therefore God says to you: “fear not, for I am with you.” Relish in this truth today. Bury it in your heart.

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June 9


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 526 (6/9) – Isaiah 39:1-40:31

What an incredible narrative regarding the majesty and power and sovereignty of God! “All the nations are as nothing before Him…” “To whom will you liken God…?" Take some time and meditate on our reading for today. Read it together and discuss what struck each of you.

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June 8


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 525 (6/8) – Isaiah 38:1-22; 2 Kings 20:12-19; 2 Chronicles 32:24-31; Matthew 28:1-4; John 20:1-10; Luke 24:12

We have much today and it is all worth discussing as a family. Note Hezekiah, a good king, was still subject to a fallen nature and pride. Note the envoys from Bablyon who came to inquire about the miracle with the sun (which tells us it wasn’t simply local). Many doubt this miracle, for they unfortunately don’t consider that the God who spoke everything into being could control all the molecules necessary to reverse the sun. The biggest, however, is the resurrection of Jesus. This is the key apologetic for Christianity. The grave clothes are particularly important and why the disciples knew His body had not been stolen. You may want to read about the head cloth [here].

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June 7


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 524 (6/7) – 2 Kings 19:20-20:11; 2 Chronicles 32:20-23; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42; Matthew 27:62-66

I was struck today by the reality of God’s design to answer our prayer and act accordingly. He answered Hezekiah and Jerusalem was spared. He answered his prayer and he was given 15 more years of life. The movement of the sun is a miraculous mystery to us. But it is not a mystery concerning the death and burial of Jesus. His dead body was wrapped according to Jewish custom and He was laid in a tomb. Although it was the chief priests and Pharisees that wanted to make sure the tomb was secured, it was God’s way of making the resurrection truth undoubtable. What could be more unassailable than to have a guard of soldiers there when the resurrection occurred?

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June 6


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

 Day 523 (6/6) – 2 Chronicles 32:9-19; Isaiah 37:21-38; Mark 15:42-47; Matthew 27:57-61

Sennacherib boasted because he had conquered many gods, but they were not the true God. He wrongly thought that Yahweh was just like the others. But it was the sovereign Hand of the true God that had given Sennacherib his power and it was that Hand that would take Sennacherib’s life. Verse 25 clearly presents the sovereignty of God: "Have you not heard that I determined it long ago?" It is this sovereignty that provides so much of our hope. His purposes and plans for us will take place just as He promised. No one can thwart Him.

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June 5


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 522 (6/5) – Isaiah 37:1-20; 2 Kings 19:1-19; John 19:28-37

How refreshing it is to read of a king who has his trust in the Lord! Oh, would it not be a grand thing to have today? Let’s pray that it might be so. When Isaiah spoke the word of the Lord about what He would do to protect Jerusalem from the Assyrians, it was as good as done. God’s Word will never fail. Even some of the most hidden portions, like the prophecy concerning Jesus, that His bones would not be broken, would be fulfilled just as it had been said. Spend some time today in meditation upon the promises of God concerning you, if you are in Christ. For they will, without fail, be fulfilled.

June 4


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 521 (6/4) – Psalms 31:1-24; Micah 7:18-20; Matthew 27:45-56; Luke 23:44-49

Jesus quotes from His own Word, Psalm 31, before His death on the cross. The symbolism of the curtain being torn in two at His death is worth our meditation today. The curtain represented that which separated sinful man from the Holy God. Jesus tore that down because of His sacrifice for us. Consider this today: “You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.”

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June 3


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 520 (6/3) – 2 Kings 18:19-37; Isaiah 36:4-22

It is hard to accurately understand the dangerous situation that was facing Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem. The Assyrian forces were overwhelming and brutal. This is not unique to their day, for Christians throughout history often find themselves confronted by what seems to be overwhelming odds. We are faced with an evil worldview today that seeks to destroy all that is truly true and good. The question for us, as it was for Hezekiah, is will we trust in the Lord?

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June 2


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 519 (6/2) – Micah 7:14-17; 2 Chronicles 32:1-8; Isaiah 36:1-3; 2 Kings 18:13-18

Shennacherib is a powerful force. He has taken most everything he wants and is now headed to Jerusalem.Can you imagine the fear that would rise in the hearts of those in Jerusalem. But Hezekiah is going to remain faithful to the Lord and the Lord is going to show Himself strong. Note Hezekiah’s statement: “With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” This faith is one that is needed by us today for we face a similarly powerful force in our culture today. Do not give in.

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June 1


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 519 (6/2) – Micah 7:14-17; 2 Chronicles 32:1-8; Isaiah 36:1-3; 2 Kings 18:13-18

Shennacherib is a powerful force. He has taken most everything he wants and is now headed to Jerusalem.Can you imagine the fear that would rise in the hearts of those in Jerusalem. But Hezekiah is going to remain faithful to the Lord and the Lord is going to show Himself strong. Note Hezekiah’s statement: “With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” This faith is one that is needed by us today for we face a similarly powerful force in our culture today. Do not give in.

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