6 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and  we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. (1 Timothy 6:6-10)
One thing that struck me in this text was the word "great" modifying the noun "gain" when compared side to side with the previous verse (verse 5) where only the word "gain" is mentioned. So, it begs the question, doesn't it? Why would Paul use the word "great" in the phrase laid out in verse 6? Something important he had in mind for us all and especially church leaders who should seek the ministry because of the easy money they could make there.
Finally, I was reminded of something I had learned before: that desires and passion (and even things) are not bad things in themselves. It does not make me more spiritual than my brother next seat to give up desires and passion a-la-Buddhist way. No. We are to desire great gain. And greater gain is not found in money or things perishable but in the Savior.
Therefore, no matter what circumstance I'm in now, I must keep my eyes on Jesus, seeking his kingdom first and as I do that to grow content with the things I already have trusting he will give me what I need for tomorrow and beyond while I serve him on Earth.