1 Chronicles 28:20-21.
This task must have been intimidating to Solomon. It was a big project, but this was also his father’s dream, not his. But David did not only pass on the dream, but the charge to live a life of obedience and faithfulness to God, so that the dream may become his own.
Jesus left us a dream of building His house, the church, which is the body of Christ. We were told to go, to make disciples and teach obedience to His commands. Instead, we have given our time, talent and treasure to church buildings, where we hear self-help topics so we’ll be blessed. We are not living God’s dream, but our own.