I have set the Lord always before me because he is at my right hand, I will not be moved.
What does it mean to set something?
Set means to put, lay, or stand (something) in a specified place or position.
A jeweler sets a diamond inside of a setting of a ring. A woman is having a fancy dinner and sets her table with her fine china.
So how would one “Set the Lord”
Before me? I believe this is a saying that I am purposing in my heart to have the Lord take place in my life, that he has priority.
Th e next portion of the psalm states “my right hand” . What is it about the right hand? Many people are right hand dominant, does that mean people that write right handed are more important?
I don’t think so, but it is a metaphor as the omnipotence of God. In the Bible there are many scriptures about “right hand”.
I believe it’s a symbol of a special place of honor.
In the Book Divinity code to understanding your dreams and visions, the Right means strength, faith, spirit, blessed, or righteous direction, mouth, preferred, preeminence, above, before, double portion, authority.
There are many scriptures that state the right hand being more dominant.
Psalm 20:6 Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed, he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
John 21:6 He said to them” Throw the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some”
Hebrews 12:2 We know that Jesus is seated at the right hand of God.
Matthew 26:33 He will set the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left.
Judges 7:20 They held the shofar in the right hand.
Proverbs 27:15-16 oil is grasped in the right hand.
Ecclesiastes 10:2 the heart of the wise inclines to the right.
The last part of the Psalm “will not be moved” .
If we are walking closely with the Lord we only want to be moved by him. His ways, His thoughts, His actions etc..
His ways are higher than our ways so by seeking the Lord and setting our hearts before him, we will be moved by his ways alone. To be moved means to go forward, to progress. So when we are moved by the Lord we can move forward In his timing and way.
When we have assurance in HIM say in a situation where we are praying for healing for someone and we are standing on the word that says, we are healed. We Weill not be moved by what it may look like but stand fast upon the word that was received in faith and not be moved by circumstances!
Prayer: Father God, I set my affections on things that are above and I say you are on the throne and I will not be moved by my situation or circumstances. I draw near to you today to guide me and lead me. Jesus you are at the right hand of the Father always praying for me and I thank you that you do not slumber or sleep. I praise you and thank you for loving me and that you always have my best interest at heart!
In Jesus name, Amen