He is seated

May 12, 2021

What does the word “seated” mean, when we say, “He is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty?” The word “seated” here means repose after conflict. The cross was left behind, all of its dust and thirst and struggle and pain. Being seated does not mean that our Lord is passive. You remember in the book of Genesis that God was said to have rested after creation. Does that mean he was tired? Certainly it did not imply that his creative arm was weary. Our Blessed Lord sits not to recuperate, but because his work is done. On the cross Jesus said, “It is finished.” All the types and figures and symbols of the Old Testament had now been completed. Every word of scripture had been fulfilled. There is no other mediator. The cross is the perpetual atonement and satisfaction for the sins of men. As our Lord said, praying to his heavenly Father, “I have finished the work that thou hast given me to do.” That is the meaning of our Lord being seated.