We're struggling with 1 Kings 9, in particular verse 3 vs. verse 7. In verse 3:
“I have consecrated this Temple which you have built to place My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart shall be there at all times."
But then, right after, in verse 7:
"and this house which I have made sacrosanct for My Name will I dismiss from My presence"
Checking online I see this mostly interpreted as an either/or, but there are a lot of other places in the texts where we see "if [x] then [y] else [z]" whereas here it seems to be "Hey, this is for ever" and then "If you do this, it isn't for ever."
To me, it sort of reads like a contract, where the early clause is setting up all the good things, and the later clause is setting up all the conditions and consequences of violating the contract. But I can't really back that up. Any thoughts/references that might clarify?