Spiritual gain that comes with contentment, versus evil monetary, physical gain that comes with greed.
Phil. 4:1-14 Be content in all circumstances.
If you already have everything you need, then why would you ask Christ for anything?
Heb. 13:5 Love of money competes with love of Jesus, Shepherd of all you need. (Psalm 23)
Luke 3:14 Be content with wages. Not always seeking promotion. But if a promotion comes as a result of dependable work, it's well.
Luke 12:13-34 Don't be overly concerned about attaining physical things. Put God first. Put Spiritual things first. Your God is what you think of the most. Let your treasure be in Heaven.
For many people, their number 1 concern for the future is economic collapse!
Eccles. 5:10 The rich are never satisfied. Like owners of big corporations that keep on building more and more stores, never satisfied with what they already have.
You aren't what you have outside the body, but what's in your heart. The rich have everything in excess and perfection. An easy life but an uncontent heart. More poor people are satisfied with small things, and happier in heart and mind. Cherish the small things.
This modern microwave society wants everything better & faster. Not satisfied with good enough. Everything needs to be better. If they can type at 70 words per minute, they'll want 100, 80, even 71. A shortcut for everything. 1 click less that saves 3 seconds. It's like they're going for a world record in everything.
Instead of always wanting something bigger & better later, enjoy what you have and seize life now. Don't decline to swim in a small pool just because there might be a bigger one later. Don't turn down a 4-inch corn dog because there might be a 12-inch dog later. That's stupid. Enjoy life now.
Every day more people are being diagnosed with cancer. There's a song, "Live like you were dying". That's how we should be living. Do things. Be active. Enjoy life.
The first Thanksgiving wasn't a big feast, but just 5 kernels of corn. Even with that little, the pilgrims were still giving thanks to God.