The True Right-Hand Man

22 who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him (1 Peter 3).

The phrase “the right hand of God” occurs only eight times in the Bible—all of which fall in the New Testament, and all of which refer to Jesus Christ as the one being there. Indeed, He is the only one who can be there, because no one can be there without having equal honor and authority, which of course our Lord Jesus indeed has.

We speak of a key person as being someone’s “right hand man,” yet that person is still not considered equal to the one he or she serves. Jesus is indeed the quintessential “right hand man” of the God the Father, yet he is not at all second to Him, but equal with Him. As God Himself, only Christ could make “angels and authorities and powers” be “subject to Him.” No one else could do that, thus no one else can sit at God the Father’s right hand.

Lord Jesus, we hail You as the only-begotten of the Father, and equal to the Father. Help us This Day to follow You close and give You the honor You deserve. Amen.