1 Chronicles 22:6-19

Review & Commentary:  This text is in two sections: that addressed to Solomon (vv. 6-16), and to Israel’s leaders (vv. 17-19) … Throughout, preparations for the Temple’s construction are spoken to (vv. 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 19 twice) … David was not personally able to build the temple (v. 8) because of his involvement with wars ( cp. Deut. 12:10-12, 1 Kings 8:12-21, 1 Chron. 18-20) … These wars represent a paradox for David as they were were willed and conducted with Gods help … On the other hand, wars are not viewed favorable from the perspective of the Temple which can only be built by a “man of peace” (v. 9) … Solomon is to build the temple (vv. 10, 11) and maintain God’s laws (v. 12) … These will result in prosperity (v. 13) … The construction involves material resources (vv. 14, 16), artisans, and workmen (v. 15) … David tells Israel’s hierarchy to help Solomon succeed (vv. 17-19) … What the Temple represents is a consolidation of Israel as a people under the LORD, for the world and for peace.