David rose and said, "Hear me, my people:  
    I had it in my heart to build a house of rest
    for the 
ark of the covenant of the Lord, and
    for the footstool of our 
God, and had made
    preparations to build it.
But God said 
to me, 'You shall not build a house for
    My name, because 
you have been a man of war.
    It is your son Solomon who shall build My house
    and My courts.   
'Moreover I will 
establish his kingdom forever, if he is
steadfast to observe 
My commandments and judgments.'
Therefore, be careful 
to seek out the Lord your God;
that you may possess this 
good land, and leave it as
an inheritance for your children 
after you forever.

                                                             --- I Chronicles 28: 2-8