Acts 7:55

7:55 the glory of God. The brilliance of God’s presence (cf. Rev. 15:8; 21:11, 23).

standing at the right hand of God. Usually Jesus is said to be sitting at the right hand of God because His work was finished (Rom. 8:34; Col. 3:1; Heb. 10:12), but here He is standing to receive Stephen or to defend him. In this scene the Son of Man is both Judge and Advocate. See theological note “Jesus’ Heavenly Reign” on the next page.