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What human reason can discern with regard to God’s Kingdom and to spiritual insight…consists chiefly in three things:

(1) knowing God

(2) knowing his father favor in our behalf

(3) knowing how to frame our life according to the rule of his law

This is a great distillation of God’s kingdom, and reminds me of two key passages in Scripture:

  • Micah 6:8 - He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
  • John 17:3 - And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.


  1. Cited in Kelly, Systematic Theology - Volume 1, p.162
  2. [[ Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion ]], II.2.18