.in the 4th year of his reign, Solomon began to build the house of the Lord (as the Lord commissioned him to do). 1 Kings 6:1
{David (had given) him the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind for the temple. 1 Chronicles 28:11}

.we must take care to know our place, take it, and keep to it. We must minister as the Spirit has given us ability, and not intrude upon our fellow servant's domain. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations

And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built. 1 Kings 6:7

.the Architect of the ‘house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens,’ knows how to bring every stone that has been prepared to the place prepared for it and for which it has been prepared. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher

Then the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying, ‘Concerning this temple which you are building’… 1 Kings 6:11,12a

Works can take on a life in themselves, corralling and capturing our focus, leading us to lose sight of the author and sustainer of those works. Me

About this Temple you are building--what's important is that you live the way I've set out for you and do what I tell you, following my instructions carefully and obediently. Then I'll personally take up my residence… 1 Kings 6:12,13a

If church attendance is not transforming your life, perhaps you are not meeting with God there.

(Solomon in dedicating the temple said) ‘.it was in the heart of my father David to build a temple for the name of God. But the Lord said to my father David, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a temple for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.’ 1 Kings 8:17

Great care and much prayer must attend our judgment on the actions and inactions of others. Their sincere intentions may have been overridden by impositions in which we are unaware.