Seated at the Right Hand of God

Lou Lotz

READ : Psalm 110:1-7

The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand . . . “ (v. 1)

One question confronting the early church was: Where is Jesus now? People knew where Jesus was born. They knew where he grew up. They knew the details of his public ministry. They knew that he died on the cross and rose again on the third day. And many people had encountered Jesus after his resurrection. But one day those post-resurrection experiences stopped, and people didn’t encounter the risen Jesus anymore. Believers went to the Sea of Galilee, hoping to meet Jesus there, but he didn’t show. They gathered in the upper room, hoping he would appear, but he didn’t appear. Where had he gone? He was alive, not buried in the tomb. But he did not appear anymore to his followers. Where was he?

The church found the answer prophesied in the psalms: “The Lord says to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand.’” That’s where Jesus is—ascended into heaven, seated at the right hand of God, reigning over all creation. The same Jesus who died on the cross now rules the universe. And not only that, Jesus is interceding for us. Think of it: Beseeching the Almighty on our behalf is none other than our risen Lord! Our humanity is in the very throne room of heaven. We have an advocate in the innermost life of the Godhead.

PRAYER

Lord, I praise you.