" In a squeaky, crackly, neglected voice, she said "yes".I figured she finally understood and after a minute more of work, again the request came, but this time in a different way.This time she said, "Daddy tuck me in, I am more important than Noah's Ark".
During these 11 years, there are several other stories that likely happened: 1.
David takes Jonathan's son Mephibosheth into his dining room. The three year famine because Saul had killed the Gibeonites.
However it is likely that David was primarily focusing on the work of designing and preparing for the Temple to be built by Solomon. Near the end of the 11 year period, the Sinful census by David happens, that resulted in the choice of the threshing floor of Ornan as the location of the Temple.
During the entire 22 years, David appears to be pre-occupied with building the temple to the neglect of the common everyday needs of the people he rules.
Here we have a great spiritual king who, like some preachers, gets so focused on "spiritual things" that they neglect and lose their own families.
David was building the Temple, Preachers are "building the church".: To explain the essence of this 11 year period of David's life, I am reminded of the story of the time I was working on the greatest archeological discovery on earth: Noah's Ark.I was in my office chair working long hours on this important project.One evening my daughter comes in shakes the back of my chair and says, "Daddy tuck me into bed".I said, "I am busy discovering Noah's ark", thinking that would logically signal to the child, the importance of the work I was engaged in versus the commonality of her request.Annoyingly, she did not see my logic, nor did my answer silence her calls so I replied a second time, "This is very important work, some of the most important work on earth right now and you want me to leave this and tuck you in for 30 minutes?