God is not selfish. He isn’t just hanging around with us so He can get His way. He practices what He preaches! David is another Old Testament believer who, “being a man after God’s own heart,” transcended the rules of his day and established a friendship with God. In those days there were strict laws concerning how the people of God could worship. Only the high priest could go in before the ark of God one day per year. David erected a tabernacle and had the priests minister before the Ark of the Covenant 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for more than 30 years.
Not only did David get away with doing something that was against the law of God, but in the Book of Acts, it says that God liked it so much that He’s going to rebuild it in the last days (see Acts 15:16-18)! David’s friendship with God was so extraordinary that he wanted to build a temple for God. God told David that although He didn’t live in a house that was made by the hands of men, He would allow David’s son, Solomon, to build Him one anyway…
It wasn’t God’s idea to build a house for Himself – it was God’s idea to choose David.
The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Destiny Image, 2009, 91-2