Temple vs Palace
David’s dynasty was secured by the promise and word of the Lord. The throne would always be occupied by someone from the bloodline of David. Solomon, David’s son, would serve as David’s first successor. Solomon was wise, he was wealthy, and he was wild! Solomon’s extravagance could be seen in his elaborate plans to build a temple for God and a palace for himself. The contrast of what Solomon did for God and what he did for himself serves as a window into Solomon’s complicated biography.
- 1 Kings 8:65-9:9