1 Tim. 6:11-12 (ESV)
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.  Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Flee from the temptations to wealth and prosperity. This I think is more advice directed towards pastors than anyone else. There is nothing wrong with being rich in itself. It is though a bit unseemly to see extravagant wealth with a pastor, especially when it has been gained by teaching false doctrine, and squeezing blood out of turnips. Rather, the Pastor, is to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness. In other words he is to fight the good fight.
And a fight it is, it is a battle, a war. The victory has been secured in Jesus Christ. Yet the battle goes on. It is not always easy. It is never really easy. The fight demands continual vigilance. Yet we take hold of eternal life to which we were called, and the battle is ours with the good confession.