A Footstool

4 The King is mighty, he loves justice—you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.
5 Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy. Psalm 99:4-5

In Scripture God’s “footstool” is either the Earth in Isaiah 66:1 and Matthew 5:35 (where we dwell), His sanctuary (Psalm 132:7, Lamentations 2:1, Isaiah 60:13) or the ark of the covenant (1 Chronicles 28:2), which is where He dwelt.

So in verse 5, we lift God up so He can be seen from afar while we kneel down and worship.

Where do we kneel down to worship? It really doesn’t matter because the act itself is a sign of humility. Humility before God is always good.

While kneeling is an act of humility, it’s very difficult to do and to do regularly. Why? Mainly pride. We like to be in control. We like to be the boss and run the show.

Lord Jesus, remind us daily that we are not in control, that we were bought with a price. We need you. Draw us unto yourself.


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