Why does Scripture emphasize the right hand of God?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Scripture has several words translated "right" and the usage of the term, "right hand" ranges from a direction, to the opposite of wrong, what is just or what conforms to an established standar...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The hand is frequently mentioned, particularly the right hand, as a symbol of power and strength (Ps. 60:5 -- "That your beloved ones may be delivered,
give salvation by your right hand and answer us!"

Isa. 28:2). [EBD] -- " Behold, the Lord has one who is mighty and strong;
like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest,
like a storm of mighty, overflowing waters,
he casts down to the earth with his hand."

"Aristera" and "Dexia" mean "Left" and "Right" respectively in Greek.

"αριστερά και δεξιά	
aristerá kai dexiá left and right"

The very word euonumos proves the same from the Greek point of view. This word is a euphemistic synonym of aristera, and is used to avoid the unlucky omen the common word may have for the person spoken to. 

Thus the goats, i.e. the godless, are placed at the left hand of the great Judge, while the righteous appear at His right (Mt 25:33): "And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left."...now to verse 34, 34: "Then shall the King [Jesus] say unto them on his right hand, 'Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'" And now verse 41: "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, 'Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.'" 

So definitely, you would NOT want to be on Christ's left hand come Judgment Day! Take Jesus as your Savior today before it's too late! Just pray, "Jesus, I need you. I know I have sinned because all have sinned. I know I deserve to die because the payment for sin is death. Thank you for dying in my place. I receive you now as my PERSONAL SAVIOR. Amen." You can use your own words to ask Him. Just settle it today, PLEASE! I did, and I am SO GLAD I DID!

December 05 2022 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Keith Simons
The right side of the host was the place where the most important guest sat at a meal.  Thus, the right hand side became the place of greatest honour.

See http://www.usefulbible.com/hebrews/christ-at-god-right-side.htm

July 06 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Gary Patton People Development Coach to Christians
The "right" side to ancient people groups was also the side of "trustworthiness" because it was unprotected by a warrior's shield and fully open.

September 14 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

1372935339 Alice Siew
To be at the right hand means to be equal to the person you stood or seated by.

September 14 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Blessing Bisong
Beautiful answers. His right hand is also his Church. His right hand and his Holy arm has gotten him the victory. Whenever we go out there and minister to the lost and they receive salvation and deliverance, satan falls as lightening, we operate as the arm of The Lord. His right hand is the five fold ministry, in Ephesians 4 : 11' as we all flow in those spiritual graces in any local assembly, that is the right hand of The Lord. That is why the 5- fold ministry are not titles, - they are ministering graces to edify The Lord's Church. May The Lord increase these graces in our congregations in in these Endtimes, so that the kingdom of darkness can be brought down. Amen.

May 10 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining