God gave Solomon peace on every side,
and allowed no enemies around the land.
Solomen then remembered what his fatehr David
could not start; building a temple.
God had ordered David to not build a temple.
Solomon planned to build a temple
to honor the name of God,
just as his father David instructed.
The temple that king Solomon built for God was
90 feet long,
30 feet wide,
and 45 feet high.
Then God gave this message to Solomon,
"As for this temple you are building,
if you remember and obey all my commands and laws,
I will fulfill through you the promise
I made to your father David.
I dwell among the people of Israel,
and never forsake them."
It took 7 years to build the temple.