Dan Phillips explains on the Pyromanics blog why you should have a bible reading plan.
Why a plan? One is mindful of the possibly apocryphal story of the evangelist who was set upon by a critic, who announced, “Sir, I do not like your methods!” The man replied, “I am always glad to hear of a better approach. What is yours?” The critic stammered, “Why, I…I don’t have one.”
“I like mine better” was the response. And while pragmatism is a baneful worldview, there is something to be said for a touch of it once one has set on the needed goal within a God-centered worldview. Find the goal that pleases God, then figure out how to get there from here.
Ligonier has a good list of reading programs to start this year. If you never have used Professor Horner’s Bible Reading System before I highly recommend trying it this year. Reading 10 chapters a day might look like a lot to read but once you start you can see that it doesn’t really take that long.
Reading ten chapters a day, in the course of a year you’ll read the Gospels four times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters four to five times, the Old Testament wisdom literature six times, the Psalms at least twice, Proverbs and Acts a dozen times, and theOT History and Prophetic books about one and a half times.