“… He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3)
God the Son has humbled Himself profoundly by becoming man, enduring hostility and unbelief, and finally being crucified as a criminal. But when His mission on earth was finished, He was highly exalted. He now sits at the right hand of God the Father, in the place of highest honor. He can hold this position since He is God Himself. This did not change when He became man.
Sitting at God’s right hand is also a sign that Jesus reigns over the universe, together with His Father. One day, at the end of time, He will come to earth in His glory, and all the angels with Him. Then He will sit on His glorious throne to judge all people (see Matthew 25:31-32).
For believers, it is an enormous comfort to know that their ultimate Judge is the same Jesus who took their sins upon Himself. Therefore, they do not need to fear His judgment anymore. Their sins have been dealt with already.
Jesus Christ has the position of highest honor. The only appropriate response for us is to praise and glorify Him for who He is and for what He has done for us!