2 Samuel 7:2
he told the prophet Nathan, "Look now, I'm living in a cedar palace, but the Ark of God resides behind a tent curtain."
1 Chronicles 17:1
After David had settled down to live in his palace, he spoke with the prophet Nathan. "Look, here I am living in this cedar palace, but the ark of the LORD's covenant remains surrounded by curtains!"
until I locate a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
He found favor with God and asked to design a dwelling for the house of Jacob,
2 Samuel 7:5
"Go tell my servant David, "This is what the LORD says:
2 Samuel 7:13
He will build a Temple dedicated to my Name, and I will make the throne of his kingdom last forever.
1 Chronicles 22:10
He will build a temple to my name. He will be a son to me, I myself will be a father to him, and I will secure his royal throne in Israel forever.'
but it was Solomon who built a house for him.
1 Chronicles 17:12
He will build a temple dedicated to me, and I will make his throne last forever.
Arise, LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your strength.
1 Kings 8:48
if they return to you with all of their heart and with all of their soul in the land of their enemies who have taken them captive, as they pray to you in the direction of their land that you have given to their ancestors and to the city that you have chosen, and to the Temple that I have built for your name,
However, the Most High does not live in buildings made by human hands. As the prophet says,
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth. He doesn't live in shrines made by human hands,