“But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins,
he sat down at the right hand of God”
When Jesus had ascended into heaven – after His death and resurrection – He sat down at the right hand of God.
The first insight we get from this is that He – like God on the seventh day of creation – was now resting. He had done what He had set out to do and, as He had said from the cross, it was now finished.
“After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven” (Hebrews 1:3)
The priests of Israel continued their ministry every day of the year and, as no chairs were provided in the temple, they stood at all times. Jesus, our great high priest, having offered the one, perfect and sufficient sacrifice of Himself, was not required to do anything further in this regard– and so He sat down.
What God had taught us through the prophet Isaiah was shown to be true of the Living Word, Jesus Christ.
“so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11)
Thank You Father that no further action is required on Your part to provide for the forgiveness of our sins and to open the way for us to come into Your presence. It has been done. Amen.