HU yiv-neh LEE BA-yit v’-kho-nan-TEE et kis-O ad o-LAM
While King David wanted to build the Holy Temple, Hashem (God) told him that his son,not he, will be the one to build the Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple). As the king who helped conquer the Land of Israel and solidify the monarchy, David played an important role in establishing the Israelites in their land. However, as a warrior, he was not able to build the actual Beit Hamikdash, which was intended to promote peace and harmony amongst the Children of Israel and the nations. In contrast to David, his son Shlomo (Solomon) was a man of peace. Therefore it was God’s choice for Shlomo to be the king of Israel to build the temple.
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization.
Steve has also authored and published 36 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.
Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!