I Chron. 22:1-19
Many years earlier, David had determined to build a house for God. However, because of the many wars that he had fought and with much blood being shed, God prohibited him from his desire. Instead, his son, Solomon would be provided with that task and honor during a more peaceful era of the Israelite nation.
David had grown old and realized that his end was near. He began to provide workmen and elaborate materials for the building of the temple of the Lord. He reasoned that Solomon was young and inexperienced and would need his wisdom and expertise to begin the temple construction. It is important for the older generation to assist those younger in beginning their works. Of equal importance is for the younger generation to be humble and accept the guidance of their fathers.