Requirements of the Kingdom are

Requirements of the Kingdom are
Much stricter than the law’s decrees;
No other requisite of God
Has ever higher been than these.
“Repent, the Kingdom has come near,”
This is the Kingdom’s first demand;
A change of mind we all must have
And on God’s side must firmly stand.
That we the Kingdom enter in,
Surpassing righteousness we need,
Exceeding that which is of law;
From life alone it must proceed.
That we the Kingdom enter in,
We need to do the Father’s will,
Not by our choice to work or act
But His one purpose to fulfill.
That we the Kingdom enter in,
A simple child we must become—
Adjustable, obedient, meek—
And everything of self o’ercome.
The Heav’nly Kingdom e’en requires
That we as God should perfect be;
This standard we must fully meet
That we may share its ecstasy.
The Kingdom is the reign of God;
To match His nature is required;
’Tis only by the life of God
The Kingdom’s entry is acquired.
The Kingdom is the rule of heav’n;
With heaven’s state we must accord;
’Tis only by the life of heav’n
That we may share it with the Lord.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.

Travis Rigsby

Denton, TX, United States

Joseph seemed to be saying to his brothers, “Your intention was evil, but God’s intention was marvelous. He intended to send me here to save many lives. Please do not be bothered. I thank you for what you did to me. You helped God to fulfill His purpose. ” In the church life we need this kind of spirit. Even if others offend you, you need to consider that whatever they do to you is of God. If you take everything as of God, all the offenses will be over.

LG Genesis pg. 1533