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The Footstool Of Our God
When King David made preparations for his son Solomon to build the Temple of the LORD, he referred to it as "the footstool of our God."
"28:1 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes [see Israelite Monarchy - The United Kingdom], and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem. 28:2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building" (1 Chronicles 28:1-2 KJV)
David's throne was established as a living prophecy of the coming Messiah. That physical Temple too was a prototype of the spiritual Temple to come, the place where the King will rule. In David's time there was a king and a high priest, separately, but Christ is fulfilling both of those functions (see Israelite Monarchy - The Messiah and What Is Jesus Christ Doing Right Now?), hence the reason that a king built the Temple, while the king's throne had a "footstool of gold."
"9:17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. 9:18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays: 9:19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom." (2 Chronicles 9:17-19 KJV)
"Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool"
King David understood the purpose of the throne of Zion i.e. "The LORD is great in Zion" and "Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool." Note that the Temple was merely a "footstool" of the throne.
"99:1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved. 99:2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people. 99:3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy. 99:4 The king's strength also loveth judgment [see When Will You Be Judged?]; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob. 99:5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy." (Psalm 99:1-5 KJV)
"110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 110:3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek [see Melchizedek: A Portrayal Of Christ]. 110:5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. 110:6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries." (Psalm 110:1-6 KJV)
Those of His people who become corrupt will find that the place of worship will become a place of wrath.
"2:1 How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger! 2:2 The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof." (Lamentations 2:1-2 KJV)