3 but God said to me, ‘You must not build a temple to honor my name, for you are a warrior and have shed much blood.’ (NLT)
Our desires need to match God’s blessing. David had a desire to build the Temple but the LORD said NO! The LORD gave David a reason why HE didn’t want David to build the Temple.
David was a man of war and Solomon whose name means “peace” was going to have a time period of peace during his reign over Israel. The LORD knew that HE would supply Solomon with a time period of peace in which he could build the Temple without any problems.
God communicated with both David and Solomon and HE communicates, with us today, through HIS Word, the Bible. HE gives us time periods of peace ...