Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sitting At the Right Hand

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Hebrews 1:3

In Jewish culture, sitting at the right hand was a place of honor, privilege, dignity, and power. That Christ sat down at this exalted place indicates that His work was finished.

(NavPress Bible study, Hebrews, NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO: 1989, pg 24)


  1. The right hand man was also a military image: since your right side is exposed when you (if you are right handed) reach for your sword, you want your best warrior, your most faithful man on your right to cover you.

  2. Both good insights. Thanks.