Daily Devotional
Good Stewards Enjoy Godly Contentment

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

1 Timothy 6:6-10

Ponder This

Many of us just think if we simply hold our financial position, we are being biblical, but we are not. We are stewards; we are to invest and see our investments grow. When you invest, you need to examine your motive for investment. If your motive is greed, or if your motive is pride, that is not from God. If you have Jesus, you are rich. And to whom little is not enough, nothing is enough. Godliness with contentment is great gain because we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we will carry nothing out.

In 1 Timothy 6:17, Paul told Timothy, here’s what you tell your church members: “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” Isn’t that good advice? We are stewards who are managing what God has given to us. As good stewards, we need to take what God has put in our hands and prayerfully ask, “How much of this shall I use? How much of this shall I give? And how much of this shall I invest for the glory of God?”

  • Where do you struggle with contentment? How is that reflected in your finances?
  • How do you seek to discern between a want, a need, or a prompting from God?

Practice This

Ask a fellow Christian how he or she uses resources for God’s glory.