Deuteronomy 17:18-20
18 “When he sits on the throne as king, he must copy these laws on a scroll for himself in the presence of the Levitical priests. 19 He must always keep this copy of the law with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the LORD his God by obeying all the terms of this law. 20 This regular reading will prevent him from becoming proud and acting as if he is above his fellow citizens. It will also prevent him from turning away from these commands in the smallest way. This will ensure that he and his descendants will reign for many generations in Israel.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

After the death of Moses in about 1400 B.C. God knew that the Israelites would eventually want a king and He is giving them instructions for that king to live by.  If this man stayed connected to God, he would rule justly.  In order to stay connected to God, the king had to read God’s laws daily.  At this time in history having the written word was like owning gold.  It just wasn’t available to everyone.  Only the priests had the Word of God and the people had to come to the priest to find out what God’s instructions were.  But God is telling them that the king should have his own copy and to read it daily.  As children of the King today, how much more do we need to read His Word daily to stay connected to Him?  The daily reading of God’s Word will keep us from becoming proud and will keep us connected to the One who saved us.  Accepting God’s grace through faith in Christ is where you start, but the life of Christ is lived daily by staying connected to Him.  If the king needed to read the Word daily over 3000 years ago, don’t you need it more today?  Take a few extra minutes each morning and meditate on His Word.  Move toward making this a habit and see what a difference it makes in your walk with Christ.

Have a God Day!