BibleStudyTogether DailyReadings

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

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Aug 31


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 243 (8/31) – Deuteronomy 11:1-32; Romans 13:1-14

This chapter in Romans was key to understanding the design for the sphere of the state in The Truth Project. It is also key in understanding the Royal Law n the Engagement Project that everything has been summed up in “love your neighbor as yourself”. What a difference the world would look like if we just followed these designs of the Lord!

Aug 30


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 242 (8/30) – Proverbs 25:1-28; Romans 12:1-21

Again, it would be good as you read through the Proverbs, to have each person point out what struck them, and discuss it. For me, today is: “Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” Oh, there is too much giving way before the wicked today! As Paul states: “Do not be conformed to this world…” and “Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good” and “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Things to deeply ponder today!

Aug 29


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 241 (8/29) – Psalm 69:1-36; Romans 11:1-36

As you read Psalm 69, it will be easy to relate it to our times. If we stand for righteousness in our day, “more in number that the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause”. But Paul reminds us “Oh, the depth and the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” To Him be glory forever. Amen.

Aug 28


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 240 (8/28) – Deuteronomy 8:1-20; 9:23-10:11

In all of our text today, what struck me was this: “You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth…” Do we acknowledge this providence and sovereign grace in our lives? It should be a daily thanksgiving to Him.

Aug 27


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 239 (8/27) – Deuteronomy 12:1-32

A question for you to ponder in your discussions for today: “How do we see ourselves and our culture walking out what is said in verse 8 of “everyone doing whatever is right in their own eyes”?  Also, how do we, as God’s people, get “ensnared to follow” the ways of the world around us?

Aug 26


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 238 (8/26) – Psalms 19:1-14; Deuteronomy 9:1-22; Romans 9:30-10:21

Are we not reading marvelous things together!? After meditating upon our passages for today, is it not just best to say: To God be the glory!? We are those of whom Paul spoke: “...those who are not a nation”, those who are in Christ Jesus from one end of the world to the other. And we are in Christ, not because of our righteousness, but because of His. Soli Deo Gloria!

Aug 25


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 237 (8/25) – Psalms 131:1-3; Deuteronomy 7:1-26; Romans 9:1-29

Oh, my! What great things we read today! As the Lord drove out seven nations before Israel, can you think of seven foes that have fallen (and still need to be conquered) before Christianity? There are seven attributes of God that I see in these passages. Can you see them or more? I pray your family discussion over these verses is rich today!

Aug 24


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 236 (8/24) – Psalms 44:1-26; Romans 8:18-39

There are jewels even in the shortest of words in the Word of God, as in today’s “...but them you planted.” This is referring to how God plants nations. The Psalm reminds us that God is at work in the nations and when they turn from Him and act wickedly, He will not leave them without consequences. Romans reiterates this sovereignty of God and ends with one of the most astounding passages in the Bible, that nothing, absolutely nothing can “separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Aug 23


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 235 (8/23) – Deuteronomy 6:1-25; Romans 8:1-17

What a great pairing! The “shema” of Deuteronomy, to love God with everything and the most amazing truths of Scripture, that He dwells within us. It would be of great value for us to spend today contemplating that reality for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Aug 22


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 234 (8/22) – Deuteronomy 5:1-33; Romans 7:1-25

Here we have one of the most amazing passages in all of Scripture. Under the Mosaic Law, the nature of God was revealed regarding good and evil. But, the Law could never save anyone. Every human being is held captive by the sinful nature. “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” Amen and Amen.

Aug 21


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 233 (8/21) – Deuteronomy 23:1-24:5

These passages are good to be discussed in terms of both the “shadow”/”spiritual reality” of the Old versus the New as well as looking at 24:1-4 in contrast with the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:31-32 and 19:1-9. I have often told newlyweds that 24:5 presents a great principle for them as they need that first year to fully concentrate upon their marriage. God created and designed marriage for the man and the woman as a deep blessing and He honors it here.

Aug 20


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 232 (8/20) – Deuteronomy 19:1-13, 21:1-21

As I was reading our passages for today and was struck by the depth to which the Lord held human life to be sacred and all that was to be done over the murder of one person, I lamented the fact that our homicide rate in the U.S. is staggering: over 20,000 per year. This is one of the steep costs of walking away from the Lord.

Aug 19


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 231 (8/19) – Deuteronomy 4:15-49; Romans 6:1-23

As you read Deuteronomy today, it may be valuable to ask how this applies to us in our times. We can create all kinds of images of God and Jesus in many kinds of artistic forms. Is this pleasing to God or an abomination to Him? The finite form is an insult to the infinite, holy God. Yet, despite our failings, we have the incredible verse in Romans: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Aug 18


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 230 (8/18) – Deuteronomy 3:12-4:14; Romans 5:1-21

It’s tough to read that Moses was not allowed into the Promised Land. It would be good to discuss it. Would it make a difference if God was preserving the symbolism of the Promised Land by preventing Moses, who represented the Law? The chapter in Romans is so very rich, I can only quote: “...while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Oh, my! (The video at the end of the day's Scripture reading is worth watching.)

Aug 17


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 229 (8/17) – Psalm 32:1-11, 103:1-22; Romans 4:1-25

After reading our verses for today, I thought it best to simply quote one: “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.”

Aug 16


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 228 (8/16) – Psalm 53:1-6, 140:1-13; Deuteronomy 3:1-11; Romans 3:21-31

Og was of the “remnant of the Rephaim”. He was a Rephaite, which literally means “terrible ones”; yet God delivered Israel from his hands. Paul talks about living by faith and that was required in Abraham’s day, in Moses’ day, in Paul’s day and in ours.

Aug 15


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 227 (8/15) – Psalm 5:1-12, 10:1-18, 14:1-7, 36:1-12; Romans 3:9-20

How utterly and consistently is the Word of God relevant! It is relevant in the Roman world and it is relevant in the 21st century. The heart of man and his bent toward self-centeredness and therefore a defiance of God has not changed since the fall of man. Do not be discouraged by what appears to be the triumph of evil, for it will not, in the end.

Aug 14


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 226 (8/14) – Deuteronomy 24:6-25:19

Here are more civil laws given to Israel. Again, it would make a great discussion to ponder the moral basis of each and how that might apply to our culture. Today we see God convey the sanctity of the individual’s home, the importance of paying worker’s on time and a fair wage, being honest in business transactions, etc.

Aug 13


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 225 (8/13) – Deuteronomy 22:1-30

It is important to understand, again, the “shadow” and the “spiritual reality” when we read these civil commands that were given to Israel. As we do, it is a good exercise to try to discern the moral law of God that is behind each one. I believe that the civil laws given to Israel were valid only for them, but the moral law they were based upon is still applicable. For example, the law concerning building a parapet for the roof would bring our minds back to the sanctity of human life and would require us to consider building a fence around a swimming pool to protect young children from accidentally getting in and drowning. You may find it a very interesting discussion to have with your family about the moral law behind all of these laws, like “A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak.” Interesting discussion in our times, no?


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Aug 12


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 224 (8/12) – Deuteronomy 2:1-37; Romans 3:1-8

It is important that we not miss the Sovereign nature of God that is presented to us here in both Deuteronomy and in Romans. I am so thankful that the Lord chose to provide this summary that Moses wrote, for it is only here that we read of God giving the land of Seir to Esau and the land of Ar to Lot. These are actions and promises that extended to people that were outside of the Seed Line of Christ, yet God was at work there. His work continues today and we must understand that He is at work in our lives and our times today. We, who are His, should take comfort in that.

Aug 11


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 223 (8/11) – Deuteronomy 1:26-46, 10:12-22; Romans 2:17-29

Again, we are presented with the contrast between the “shadow” and the “spiritual reality”; physical circumcision versus the circumcision of the heart. “For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter.” Wow!

Aug 10


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 222 (8/10) – Psalms 62:1-12, 28:1-9, 128:1-6; Romans 2:1-16

The Psalms today remind us of how great God is and how small in comparison to Him are we. I was struck by how both readings speak of the ones who “bless with their mouth” or “speak peace” but “inwardly they curse” or “evil is in their hearts”. Reminds me so much of the “Hollywood gush” that pervades our culture. Everyone must be affirmed and fawned over, even if they are acting or speaking depravity. The Romans passage is therefore chilling: “but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth… there will be wrath and fury.”

Aug 9


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 221 (8/9) – Deuteronomy 1:19-25; Psalms 81:1-16; Romans 1:18-32

Oh, the blessings that come from following God and the curses that beset us when we don’t! In my opinion, our culture has pursued the downward spiral (that we read here in Romans) until God has now given us over to a depraved mind (1:28) where logic and reason and common sense are lost and the only way forward in this culture, for those who are in Christ, is to do what Jesus told us to do: build a deep relationship with our neighbor in true agape love. This is the theme of the Engagement Project. The Video overview of Romans is very good.

Aug 8


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 220 (8/8) – Numbers 36:1-13; Deuteronomy 1:1-18; Romans 1:1-17

We end Numbers today and begin Deuteronomy and the amazing book of Romans. The video introduction to Deuteronomy is very good and worth watching. Notice the delegation of authority, which is a part of God’s Modus Operandi and His Nature.‚Äč

Aug 7


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 219 (8/7) – Numbers 35:1-34

We have spoken often of the Old Covenant being the “physical shadow” of the “spiritual reality” found in Christ. We read of one today in the cities of refuge. Hebrews 6:18 describes those of us who are in Christ as those who have “fled for refuge”, an obvious referral back to the shadow. The tribe of Levi was not given land like the other tribes, but because of their role as priests, were given cities around the Promised Land so that they could be distributed among the people for their duties. It would be good for you to discuss verses 33 and 34 regarding God’s view of the sanctity of human life and that murder defiles the land.

Aug 6


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 218 (8/6) – Numbers 34:1-29

Remember, we read in Genesis 17:8 that God promised Abraham his descendents would be given all of the “land of Canaan”. It is only now that the Lord provides those boundaries, minus the 2 and half tribes that asked for their inheritance early and on the east side of the Jordan, outside of what the Lord promised. Here is a good map of the boundaries of the Promised Land.

Aug 5


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 217 (8/5) – Numbers 33:29-56; Matthew 15:21-28

What strikes me today is God’s warning for “syncretism”. This is when the people of God begin to mix together His truth and design with the ways of the world, the flesh and the enemy. Read the warning carefully for God says to do so will become as “barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides” and it will be nothing but trouble in the land where we dwell. How appropriate is this for the times in which we live!

Aug 4


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 216 (8/4) – Numbers 33:1-28; Mark 7:24-30

We have an amazing summary here before entering the Promised Land. It is interesting that Israel’s travels in verses 18-29 are only mentioned here and nowhere else. Consider, also, how many times the tabernacle was packed up, moved, and reassembled. Are you troubled by the words of Jesus to the Gentile woman? It is possible that He was repeating some common phrase. God often asked questions or made statements to provoke a response that revealed what was in the heart of the hearer. 

Aug 3


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 215 (8/3) – Numbers 32:1-42; Mark 7:1-23

There is much here to contemplate. The Promised Land was almost always referred to as being “east of the Jordan” or “over the Jordan”. It was also almost always referred to as the place of “rest”. But, 2 ½ tribes wanted to remain on the west side. Moses granted them permission, but it is strange that he didn’t inquire of the Lord for this. What do you think? There are a lot of possible parallels here. We enter “rest” when we come to Christ. The name “Joshua” is Hebrew for “Jesus”. Some entered the Promise Land under Joshua, some remained outside of that rest. Good food for your discussion today, especially in light of the passage from Mark and remembering that “the law came through Moses, grace and peace came through Jesus Christ”. 

Aug 2


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 214 (8/2) – Numbers 31:25-54; Matthew 15:1-20

Our passage today is a great example of Jesus transitioning people from the shadows of the Old Covenant to the spiritual reality of the New. Jesus essentially reminds us that “the heart is desperately wicked”. We live in a culture that declares “the heart is delightfully divine”.

Aug 1


Dr. Tackett's Daily Comment

Day 213 (8/1) – Numbers 31:1-24; John 6:60-71

Jesus spoke hard words that even His disciples found difficult to accept. Because of this, “many… no longer walked with Him”. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine being right there with Jesus, seeing Him, hearing Him, watching the miracles, and then walking away from Him? That’s why Jesus said “No one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” This, too, is a cause for people to grumble, just like God’s judgment upon the Midianites that we read about today. Some use it to reject God or to “no longer follow”. But, God is God, and we are not.

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