Psalm 118:15 - 17 “Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's right hand has done mighty things! The LORD's right hand is lifted high; the LORD's right hand has done mighty things!" I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.”
This psalm is the inspiration for many hymns and songs. It is an anthem of praise to our King and His enduring love. He is our helper, our refuge and our deliverer. We have so much to be thankful for.
In the midst of this exuberant praise the author gives us the source of our rejoicing. The source is the Lord’s right hand. Who is seated at the right hand of God?
Ephesians 1:20 says: “[God] seated Jesus at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” That position at the right hand of God is so incredibly powerful.
There is an idiom in English referred to as my ‘right-hand man’. It means someone who helps and supports you the most, especially at work. Jesus fulfilled all that He, the Father and the Holy Spirit agreed needed to be done for mankind. For this reason alone we cannot contain our praise. But even better Paul writes in Ephesians 2 “God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (Verse 6 and 7) Through Him we are also at the right hand of the Father. We have the same placement as Christ. Hallelujah, we are no longer the tail but the head. We are no longer below but above. We are no longer held in captivity but are free. We are loved forever.
Prayer: “Father, I too like the stone the builders rejected have become part of the capstone. Thank you for your amazing right hand and your love that endures forever.”