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In reviewing the Biblical history and its relation to Babylon we will go back to the time of King David as he anoints his son Solomon as the next king. David ordained that his son Solomon become the next king. He then gave Solomon the plans for building the Temple, where God would dwell and be met by the high priest once per year on Yom Kippur. He said:
1 Chr 28:9-11 "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever. "Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong, and do it."
Thus David encourages his son Solomon to seek after the Lord with all of his heart and to consider that the Lord has chosen him as a leader to the people.