2378 kingdom of God, characteristics of

2378 kingdom of God, characteristics of

Those who have entered the kingdom must live according to its values, anticipating the reign of peace which will come when Jesus Christ returns.

The kingdom of God does not conform to the standards of this world

Jn 18:36; Ro 14:17

Those who inherit the kingdom of God are to bear its fruit

1Th 2:12 See also Mt 25:34-36; 2Pe 1:10-11

The kingdom of God is and will be a kingdom of peace

Peace between people Isa 2:2-4 pp Mic 4:1-4 Jas 3:18 See also Isa 9:5; Isa 19:24-25; Mic 5:4-5; Mt 5:9 The Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5:1-7:29) is often thought of as a description of life in the kingdom.

The peace and prosperity of all creation Isa 11:6-9 See also Isa 35:1-2,9; Isa 41:17-19; Eze 47:9,12; Hos 2:21-22

The kingdom of God is a kingdom of forgiveness

Mt 6:12 pp Lk 11:4; Mt 18:21-35; Lk 17:3-4

Status in the kingdom of God

Mt 18:1-5 pp Mk 9:33-37 pp Lk 9:46-48 Mt 20:25-28 pp Mk 10:42-45 pp Lk 22:25-27 See also Mt 5:19; Mt 11:11 pp Lk 7:28; Mt 19:30 pp Mk 10:31

See also

2345Christ, kingdom of
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
5498reward
6652forgiveness
6700peace
8206Christlikeness
8256fruitfulness
8276humility

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