Go (w)Holy

This week we move from the story of Samuel and the anointing of David to be King to the time of King Solomon, David’s son.

Towards the end of David’s reign he was given the inspiration and instruction to build a place for God to reside in. This is to become the Temple at Jerusalem. David himself was not the one to build this Temple and we are told why in our first section of readings when Solomon says that his “father David could not build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the warfare with which his enemies surrounded him..” It was not until God has given Solomon “rest on every side” that the Temple was able to be built.

The chapters between our reading tell of the process of building the Temple as well as