He who loves silver will never be satisfied with silver. Anyone who seeks abundance and increase will always find it falling short. It’s all vanity. With riches come those who will take it away.
So it is with riches. No one who wants to be rich will ever be satisfied, they will always want more. If we seek more riches we will never find contentment.
The solution is that contentment must come first. Godliness, accompanied with contentment, is the only way to find true gain that last. Even if you keep your riches your whole life time it won’t do any good at the end of our short lives. Contentment lasts forever.
Solomon says that all his riches only give him something to look at. They can never really satisfy. It only brings a desire to have more.
There is nothing wrong with silver and gold. They can sure be helpful. But beware of always wanting more.