But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.  Hebrews 10:12 ESVIMG_0425Sit is a command that is used in almost every doggie household.  It is one that is frequently obeyed even if it only lasts for a second or two.  Dogs, like humans, tire themselves out and appreciate sitting and laying for a time after a period of work or play.

The old testament priests never got to sit during their time in the temple.  Their work was never finished.  Hebrews 10:11 tells us, “Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.”

According to Hebrews 4, Jesus is our High Priest.  Unlike the priests who came before him, Jesus completed his work.  He completed his ministry here on earth and made the perfect sacrifice of himself on the cross.  It never has to be repeated, Jesus died once for all.  He proclaimed from the cross that it is finished.  He then sat down in heaven at his father’s right hand.

After the Holy Spirit came in Acts, verse 33 of Acts 2 states, “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.  Romans 8:34 tells us that Jesus is interceding for us at the right hand of God.

We can sit with Jesus and rest knowing the work is done.  We have been raised with him to sit in the heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6).  He has given us his holy spirit and is praying for us right now at the throne of God.  Our work of salvation is complete in Christ Jesus, our Lord.  So come sit with Jesus and take the load of worry and care and cast it at his feet.  It is finished.



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