He that trusts in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
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He who does not think of the future because he is longing for present goods will finally be lacking in both. But they who do good deeds in the present for the hope of future rewards will justly receive that for which they hope. The green leaf in the tree that does not yet have fruit to display surely signifies the future. And the righteous flourish like green leaves because, having been saved in hope through faith, they do not cease to make progress in virtue by grace until they attain the fruit of their desired reward. .