Recently I had a conversation with a couple friends in which one of them shared his dislike of feeling like he needed to read the Bible every day. He has always had a strong reaction against legalism and said that he couldn't in good conscience read the Bible if he just felt like he was checking a box on a to-do list.
I suggested that, while his choice was well intentioned, he would be better served in the long run by developing a discipline of reading even when he didn't feel like it. I mentioned Hebrews 4:12: I suggested that, even if your heart isn't in it on any given day (or week), we are told that Scripture is living and active, "sharper than any two-edged sword". From vivid childhood experience I said this: "If you play with knives long enough, you're going to get cut." If you read even when you don't feel like it, eventually God will cut through and your reading will become more than just checking a box.
So my question for you brilliant readers is this: agree or disagree? Would your advice have been different?