The Kingdom Jesus teaches here isn’t like other Kingdoms that the people know. It’s familiar but at the same time it’s not. Values that bring blessedness aren’t necessarily the same as values that bring happiness and Jesus is about to unwrap this distinction for the people.
In a prophetic moment, Jesus instead chooses to be with the common people, taking on their sin, plunging it into this watery grave only to rise up again into the fullness of God where God says, I’m pleased. The Jesus who loves us is the one who wades into the waters with us.