“Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool.” (Psalm 132:7)
For the Jewish nation, the dwelling place for God was the temple in Jerusalem. The apex of their faith was to be able to make the trip to Zion, the glorious city of God. Jerusalem was to them the place of worship and the temple, the center of that worship. Jerusalem was the height of their interchange with God, but they knew it was the footstool of His throne.
The very terminology of footstool indicates the knowledge of the vast separation of God and man, even the chosen men. All of the earth is God’s footstool, even its most sacred piece of ground. To be in His presence, even at His footstool is to provide us a means of worship.
For the Christian nation, the dwelling for God is in the hearts of His children. He lives in them through the embodiment of the Holy Spirit. The footstool of God is not a literal city but the place where a man reaches out to God. For the Christian, to be in the presence of God’s Holy Temple, the body of Christ is to find a place to worship. He does not meet us in a cathedral or a small frame church building. There is no parallel to Jerusalem for the Christian. Where two or three are gathered together in the name of Christ, God is there. God is in every baptized believer and worship may take place in that heart.
Task for Today: Can you find your own God dwelling place? Do you know where your personal footstool is located? Have you been baptized into Christ and received as God’s gift the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. If so, then you have become a dwelling place or the temple of the