Reaching towards our inheritance in Christ,
The Full Dispensation
Ephesians 1 V10-14
Ephesians 3 V2
Growing uprightly in Christ requires obedience. God respects the pure of heart.
An upright man gives God all of his heart and makes God's glory his ultimate goal. His faith does not waver as he concentrates on doing God's will and he has a zeal for the Lord (Isaiah 42 V13).
Like a flower moves upwards towards the sun, the righteous man concentrates on manifesting God's goodness and righteousness constantly reaching to our Lord and Saviour.
"The Sun of Righteousness shall arise" (Malachi 4V2).
He pursues righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness (1 Timothy 6 V11)
Like in the scripture in Daniel 3 V17 with God's faithful servants Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, God is able to deliver us from the fiery furnace. Life can be intermingled with trials but he who endures to the end will be saved (Matthew 10 V22). The one who perseveres for his faith will be rewarded with eternal salvation. "Keep the faith and fight the fight". An upright man's end is peace (Psalm 37 V37).