"But Godliness is actually a means of great gain
when accompanied by contentment."
1 Timothy 6:6
"A devout life does bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough.
"Lust for money brings trouble and nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly ever after. But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life--a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses. I'm charging you before the life-giving God and before Christ, who took his stand before Pontius Pilate and didn't give an inch; Keep this command to the letter, and don't slack off. Our Master, Jesus Christ, is on his way. He'll show up right on time, His arrival guaranteed by the Blessed and Undisputed Ruler, High King, High God. He's the only one death can't touch, His light so bright no one can get close. He's never seen by human eyes--human eyes can't take Him in! Honor to Him, and eternal rule!
Oh, yes. Tell those rich in this world's wealth to quit being so full of themselves and so obsessed with money, which is here today and gone tomorrow. Tell them to go after God, who piles on all the riches we could ever manage--to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagently generous. If they do that, they'll build a treasury that will last, gaining life that is truly life. And oh, my dear Timothy, guard the treasure you were given! Guard it with your life. Avoid the talk-show religion and the practiced confusion of the so-called experts. People caught up in a lot of talk can miss the whole point of faith.
Overwhelming grace keep you!"
1 Timothy 6:6-21 MSG
Lord, let any lack of contentment not be in our lack of possessions, positions, or financial gain, but let it be in our lack of knowing You personally and intimately, propelling us into a place of walking with You through every situation in the peace and ease of our security IN YOU. Let this lack of contentment draw us into our secret place with You every day, every moment of every day, that Your presence may rest upon us and we may walk confidently and securely in our position IN Christ glorifying You in every way. Amen