I was totally surprised to find out the other day, that the kings of Israel were commanded to make their own copy of the law.
As in write it themselves and not have a scribe do it. ; )
Did any of the kings do this? I wonder.
It is in Deut. 17:18.
It says "when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book and it shall be with him and he shall read it all the days of his life." Wow! Love that!
Then it goes on to list the ways the king will benefit from this:
1. It would teach him to learn to fear the Lord and obey His commands
2. It would keep his heart from being lifted up in pride above his brethren
3. It would keep him from turning aside from the commandments to the right or left
4. It would prolong his days, the days of his children
We are blessed not to have to 'write for ourselves a copy'
of the Bible these days, but I"m pretty sure that reading it 'all the days of our lives' will benefit us in these same ways and numerous others!