I believe the biblical secret to success is that you have to value ideas more than you value things. Justice is an idea. Knowledge is an idea. Love is an Idea. Kindness is an Idea. Wisdom is an Idea.
Food is a thing. Clothing is a thing. Furniture is a thing. Physical relationships are a thing. Sports is a thing.
People who choose things over ideas end up corrupting their ideas. People who choose ideas over things, end up with both, even if the idea is their primary purpose and goal in life.