Before Israel was about to enter the promise land, God instructed them through Moses on how they were to live. In Deuteronomy 17, God addresses the fact that in the future, Israel will want a king. He outlines the very first job that the king of Israel must do:
When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law…”
Deuteronomy 17:18
Knowing God’s Word can be accomplished by writing out God’s Word… by hand! Repeatedly in Scripture, God commands us to know, read, meditate, instruct, teach, live, and learn His holy Word.