1 Kings 5:5

5 So I am planning to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD my God, just as he had instructed my father, David. For the LORD told him, ‘Your son, whom I will place on your throne, will build the Temple to honor my name.’

1 Kings 5:5 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 5:5

And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the
Lord my God
For his worship, and for his honour and glory:

as the Lord spake unto David my father;
by the prophet Nathan, ( 2 Samuel 7:12 2 Samuel 7:13 ) ;

saying, thy son whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall
build an house unto my name;
which was no small encouragement to Solomon to go about this work; in which he was a type of Christ, the builder of his temple, the church, see ( Zechariah 6:12 Zechariah 6:13 ) .

1 Kings 5:5 In-Context

3 “You know that my father, David, was not able to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD his God because of the many wars waged against him by surrounding nations. He could not build until the LORD gave him victory over all his enemies.
4 But now the LORD my God has given me peace on every side; I have no enemies, and all is well.
5 So I am planning to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD my God, just as he had instructed my father, David. For the LORD told him, ‘Your son, whom I will place on your throne, will build the Temple to honor my name.’
6 “Therefore, please command that cedars from Lebanon be cut for me. Let my men work alongside yours, and I will pay your men whatever wages you ask. As you know, there is no one among us who can cut timber like you Sidonians!”
7 When Hiram received Solomon’s message, he was very pleased and said, “Praise the LORD today for giving David a wise son to be king of the great nation of Israel.”