Why would obeying God in war disqualify David from building the temple? (1 Ch22:8)

1 Chronicles 22:8 says, "But this word of the Lord came to me: ‘You have shed much blood and have fought many wars. You are not to build a house for my Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight."  (God talking to King David).

1 Chronicles 22:2 - 5

ESV - 2 David commanded to gather together the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God. 3 David also provided great quantities of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing.

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