But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. I Timothy 6:6-8.
Contentment is something we choose in life. It is being satisfied and at peace. Where does our peace come from?
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27.
Peace is one of the third fruit of the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6. What is the first step of toward righteousness? Loving one another, seeing others through the loving eyes of Jesus.
The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Craving the things of the world for yourself, pulls us away from faith in God, our Heavenly Father.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. Matthew 22:37-38.
Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 10:31-32.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. I Timothy 6:9-10.