All of today’s passages reflect on people’s behavior and how it affects their standing in the temple/church.
First, a Psalm of Thanksgiving from David for forgiveness of his past sins.
“Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name. for his anger is but for a moment, his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.” (Psalms 30:4-5 ESV)
Later his son, Solomon, dedicates the temple.
“Oh Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in Heaven above or earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart, who have kept with Your servant, my father David, that which you have promised him; indeed, You have spoken with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand as it is this day.” (1 Kings 8:23-24 ESV)
Finally, Timothy gives instruction concerning leaders in the church and how they are to live.
“I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long; but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV)
Lord, we’re thankful for all of the examples of people in the bible who “mess up” but are forgiven. Thank you for forgiving and saving us.