“…true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.”
The most important gain is always spiritual.
Material things come and go. They have no lasting impact on our long-run happiness, health and life. Any contentment associated with them is temporal and fleeting.
To set yourself up for the “good life,” seek the riches that matter—the spiritual riches of gratitude, truth, love and spiritual contentment. When you have these, you’ll have what you need to live rich in health and happiness.
Spiritual contentment is riches.
Discontentment is poverty.