Solomon encouraged the priests, who were much astonished at the dark cloud. The dark dispensations of Providence should quicken us in fleeing for refuge to the hope of the gospel. Nothing can more reconcile us to them, than to consider what God has said, and to compare his word and works together. Whatever good we do, we must look on it as the performance of God's promise to us, not of our promises to him.
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SDA Bible Commentary (limited)
19. Thou shalt not build. God expressed His approval of David’s purpose, but nevertheless He directed that the work David desired to do should be done by another. Occasions frequently arise in which men have in their hearts a worthy purpose to do some work for God, but because of certain reasons not always clearly understood, perhaps because of inadequacies in experience, capabilities, or training, the Lord in His wisdom directs that the work be done by others. David’s submission to the divine will demonstrated both his wisdom and the depth of his religious experience.