Devotions By Jan

Footstool

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beautybeastfootstoolScripture for Today: Psalm 99:5 “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at His footstool; He is holy.”

It only makes sense that the lowly footstool, if created from an animal, would be made from a dog!  The humble serviceable and anxious-to-please canine seems a good choice for such a lowly position.  Without protest, he patiently allows his owner to prop his feet on his back.

Poor Sultan, the castle pet dog in “Beauty and The Beast,” was transformed into a footstool by the Enchantress.  Here, retaining some of his canine features. he looks to be bowing down, ready to receive a pair of feet!

Our verse for today speaks of God’s footstool.  In worshiping there at His feet, we abase ourselves and lift Him up.  For the Lord, Heaven is His throne and all the earth is His footstool (Isaiah 66:1).  We are so beneath the holy, omnipotent and eternal God that it is a privilege to even be near His footstool.  We bow in humble adoration at the name of Jesus and offer our lives in service to Him.  Not so for the unbelievers.  His enemies stand in rebellion.  But Scripture says that one day, Christ’s enemies will serve as His footstool whether they want to or not!  Jesus sits at the right hand of God and awaits that day (Heb. 10:13).

His footstool is a place of worship.  The Samaritan woman was confused about where the proper place of worship should be (John 4:20-24).  Jesus made it clear that true worshipers are those who worship the Father in Spirit and in truth.  His footstool is a place where the truth is obvious that He is God and we are not.

Like Mary I want to sit at His feet, learn from Him and worship there.  Lord, may my worship exalt You today!

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