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Here then is the answer to our question. We seek those things which are above where
Christ sitteth, because there, and there only, can the believer find peace and satisfaction,
completeness and acceptance, by reason of a work that is finished: "Seek those things
which are above", said the apostle. "Where Christ sitteth" indicates the super-heavens.
"Where Christ sitteth" implies that His work is finished.
Our exposition has been meagre; our comprehension of so vast a theme poor; but at
least we shall have some understanding when we put into practice the exhortation of the
apostle in Col. 3: 1, 2.
"Where Christ sitteth" (Col. 3: 1).
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There is one more statement in this opening passage that demands attention. It is the
specific declaration that Christ sitteth at the right hand of God. It will enable us to realize
the importance of the fact if we notice the way in which the apostles insist upon stating it.
In the passages quote below any explanation or enlargement of the statement that is given
by the apostles is printed in italic type.
"For David speaketh concerning Him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for
He is on my right hand that I should not be moved" (Acts 2: 25).
"This Jesus hath God raised up . . . . . therefore being by the right hand of God
exalted" (Acts 2: 33).
"For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto
my Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand, until I make Thy foes Thy footstool . . . . . God hath
made that same Jesus . . . . . both Lord and Christ" (Acts 2: 34-36).
"Him hath God exalted with His right hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give
repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins" (Acts 5: 31).
"Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again,
Who is even at the right hand of God Who also maketh intercession for us"
(Rom. 8: 34).
"The mighty power which He wrought in Christ, when he raised Him from the dead
and set Him at His Own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and
power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but
also in that which is to come, And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be
the Head over all things to the Church, which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth
all in all" (Eph. 1: 19-23).
"Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and
upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins,
sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, being made so much better than the
angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they" (Heb. 1: 3,
"But to which of the angels said He at any time, Sit on My right hand, until I make
Thine enemies Thy footstool" (Heb. 1: 13).
"Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: we have such an high
priest, Who is set on the right hand of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister of the
sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord pitched and not man" (Heb. 8: 1,