There is not one mention of anyone sitting on the left hand of God in the Bible, nor is there any reference implying that someone will be on God’s left hand in the future. Yet there are numerous passages that speak (as you said) of Jesus sitting on the right hand of God. This begs the question: What is the significance of the “right hand?”

We believe the “right hand” symbolizes POWER. We read in Exodus 15:6, “Your RIGHT HAND, O LORD, has become glorious in POWER; Your RIGHT HAND, O LORD, has dashed the enemy in pieces” (NKJV). In Isaiah 41:10 the Lord says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous RIGHT HAND.” We know that most people on earth are “right-handed” which means it is stronger than the left hand, and thus God uses the “right hand” to teach us of His power. It is fitting then that when God raised His Son from the dead He gave Him a seat at His right hand. Ephesians 1:19-21 declare: “And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His RIGHT HAND in the heavenly places, FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER, and might and dominion.” This passage shows us that the place Jesus occupies is one of POWER, a power greater than any other power, and that power is beautifully expressed in those two words, “right hand.”

The “right hand” also speaks of AUTHORITY. In Genesis 48:14 we read, “Then Israel stretched out his RIGHT HAND and laid it one Ephraim’s head, who was the younger” and the account goes on to tell us that Jacob gave a GREATER POSITION OF AUTHORITY to Ephraim the younger than he did to Manasseh the firstborn. It was Jacob’s RIGHT HAND OF AUTHORITY that was used to confer that authority. The Lord Jesus has been given the GREATEST POSITION OF AUTHORITY by God seating Him at His RIGHT HAND. Just before He ascended to heaven He said, “All AUTHORITY has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18). Mark 16:19 tells us what happened next: “So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the RIGHT HAND of God.”

Before we close, we will mention that there was a request made known to Jesus for one to sit at the “right hand of Jesus” when He establishes His kingdom. We see this in Matthew 20:19-20, “Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him. And He said to her, ‘What do you wish?’ She said to Him, ‘Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your RIGHT HAND and the other on YOUR LEFT, in Your kingdom.” Jesus’ response was, “To sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father” (verse 23). This request had nothing to do with positions of authority IN HEAVEN next to God the Father, but rather to positions of authority and honor next to Jesus Christ when He rules in His kingdom. But even here it would seem that the “right hand” would speak of the greatest position of authority, with the “left hand” being next in power and authority. Perhaps these two positions won’t even exist in the Kingdom Age, for the Lord had already told the 12 apostles they would ALL sit together on thrones of equal power. We read of this in Matthew 19:28, “So Jesus said to them, ‘Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (263.9) (DO)