Godliness With Contentment is Great Gain

“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
~1Timothy 6:6

As a servant of God, I understand that the reward for my dedication to God is not wealth. The reward for ministry is not money. If it comes as an aside, that’s okay; but I must know what my priorities are.

There is need for contentment among Christians today. Sometimes, you see married women who neglect their homes in the name of being evangelists. If as a woman, you really want to be an evangelist, you should not have married in the first place. So quit trying to evangelize your husband; oppressing and tormenting everybody; and be a wife.

You need the help of God to be content; and then be effective in your position in life. You need contentment in the calling and assignments that He has given you. Daily ask Him for help to be content with what you have.

Not too long ago, a friend  of mine with three beautiful daughters said to me, “I’m okay with my kids.” In contrast, there are folks who, despite the three daughters that they have, go on to have a fourth and fifth daughter in the bid to get a male child. This is rampant in some parts of the globe. These parents don’t realize that they can pay attention to their three daughters, and they turn out to be more blessings to them than sons.

“Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This girl, who was also known as Esther, was lovely in form and features, and Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.”
~Esther 2: 7

Mordecai, for instance, didn’t have a child; but he took another man’s child– Esther, his brother’s child – and nurtured her. Esther became a mighty woman, a queen of an empire. And through Esther’s intercession, Mordecai became a prime minister. Mordecai was content with what he had. He was content with Esther, paid attention to her, and turned her into a mighty woman.

Each day of your life, you must ask God for contentment because when you are content, you begin to discover the greatness in the little. That’s why the bible tells us that godliness with contentment is great gain. When contentment sets in your soul, you begin to discover greatness where others overlook it.

Memory Verse:
1Timothy 6:6
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

Father, I thank you for all that you have given me. Help me to never lose my contentment over what I have. Holy Spirit, please open my eyes to the greatness in what I have, in Jesus’ name.