“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12.2
Most of us have heard the phrase: “right hand man,” meaning somebody is important to someone else, so we keep them close or “at our right hand.” This verse reminds us that Jesus “us set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Not only is He IMPORTANT to the Father, but His presence there is ESSENTIAL. But what did He do to earn the right to be there? He is “the author and finisher of our faith …” EVERYTHING we need to spend eternity with Him in heaven is wrapped up in what He has done. He “endured the cross” for “the joy that was set before Him.” He took my punishment and yours and all the shame that went with it. This verse reminds us that He “despised the shame.”
In light of everything this verse tells us about Jesus and what He endured to be able to sit at the Father’s right hand, it is blasphemy to think that we can or need to add something to what Jesus has already done so that we can go to heaven. As the “author and finisher of our faith,” He covered it all.
What is He doing now at the Father’s right hand? He is there interceding for us whenever we sin. His presence at His Father’s right hand enables the Father to see us through Jesus” eyes, and EVERY SIN has been paid for. Jesus, as our propitiation, keeps our account clear with the Father. What a great comfort for us today as we walk with and worship our Heavenly Father. Just My Thoughts …