And you shall say to them, This is the food offering that you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs a year old without blemish, day by day, as a regular offering. Numbers 28:3 (ESV)
All these sacrifices find their ultimate fulfilment in Jesus, with the different types of sacrifice pointing towards various aspects of Jesus atoning work on the cross. In this case we can also see a message for us directly. We should dedicate ourselves to consistent, daily, repeated (within one day, possibly the morning and the evening) times of prayer and reading the Bible (thinking it over and studying it too). See Romans 12:1 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:23–24 (ESV)
The Corinthians were very much concerned with their rights and freedom to do what they wanted to do and what pleased them. Paul reverses this and explains to them and us that the freedom and rights we have in Christ are not for our own benefit but so that we can be become servants of all (Mark 9:35), purposefully building up fellow believers. Paul bases this thinking on the teaching and example left to us by Jesus in his sacrificial suffering and death on the cross. Let’s lay down our rights, freedom and lives to serve and build others.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)
Paul was dealing with a new question in the church about eating meat that had been used in pagan sacrifice, this seemed like a grey area to the Corinthians which is why they asked the questions and contended over the issue. Paul gives us a great test for all things we are not sure about… we can ask ourselves this question “Will this bring glory to God”. We need to ensure this is the overarching motivation in our hearts for everything we do. We can not compartmentalise our life so that a part of it brings glory to God and the rest is for our own pleasure… Our entire life should bring glory to God.
just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. 1 Corinthians 10:33 (ESV)
Another guiding principle for our thinking and behaviour is the desire to see others saved