The Berean Expositor
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The right hand is the place of Him Whom has inherited the excellent name.
As we read the opening of Heb. 1: 3 we are amazed at the majesty and glory of Him
Who for our sakes stooped to the death of the cross. He Who was the brightness of the
glory of God, He Who could uphold all things by the word of His power, must be
infinitely "better than angels" and in His Own right has a more excellent name than they.
That is most blessedly true. But we must not forget that He Who was in the form of God
became man, and took upon Him the form of a slave, and was in due time highly exalted,
and will one day, as "Jesus", receive the title "Lord", which nevertheless was His before
the earth was made (Heb. 1: 10). The Lord when He laid aside His glory did so for our
sakes. When He became man, he became "a little lower than the angels" (Heb. 2: 7, 9).
By so doing He became one with every son that He will lead to glory (Heb. 2: 10-17),
and what He had voluntarily laid aside He received back, in His new capacity, as reward.
In this inheritance all His redeemed may share. When therefore the believer seeks those
things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God, he seeks those
glories that once were His alone, but which now, by reason of His condescension unto
death, and His triumphant resurrection, may be shared by His people.
We have already considered, in the second paper of this series, the references to
Heb. 8: 1, 2 and 10: 12-14, when dealing with the testimony of Hebrews to the "seated
These, together with the references now considered, provide "strong
consolation" to all who draw near to that place where Christ sitteth on the right hand of