... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)


King David - The Temple

The Temple

King David bought the land on Mount Moriah from Arauna, after God made clear to him that he should to have The Temple build there, 2 Samuel 24:16-25. He made prepabr /emrations to build the Temple, w/phile God did not allow him to build it. But he did contribute to the necessary building materials and finances, and encourage the people to do the same, 1 Chronicles 29.
Why not build it? Because he had to much blood on his hands as 1 Chronicles 22:8 tells us. They say and it's written: live by the sword, die by the swordMatthew 26:52. But King David did not die by the sword as 1 Kings 2:10-11 (1 Chronicles 29:28) tells us. For God gave him who was a ruler the sword, Romans 13:4:
4 For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. ...

To contribute he gave away riches and encouraged the people of his kingdom to do so themselves, 1 Chronicles 29:
2 With all my resources I have provided for the temple of my God ...
3 Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple: ...
Now, who is willing to consecrate themselves to the LORD today?”

6 Then the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king's work gave willingly.

In doing this, King David also followed lets say the above mentioned guide lines God gave for the future kings of Israel. He also realized that whatever he had actually belonged to God. By the way God did tell him he would give him a son, Salomon (= peace) to build the Temple.
1 Chronicles 29
10 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,
“Praise be to you, LORD, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
11 Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

12 Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power

to exalt and give strength to all. 13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? 
Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: King David