An Old Testament Precedent for Daily Bible Reading

I love this passage from Deuteronomy 17:18-20:  

And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.

Notice that the king is to have an approved copy of the law and read it all the days of his life so that (1) he may learn to fear the Lord; (2) obey His law; (3) may not become proud and look down on his brothers; (4) persevere in keeping the commandments; (5) not compromise.  All this from the daily reading of God’s Word.

Photo: Patrick Fore

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