True heart contentment is possible. It begins with a decision to live within the boundaries of God’s care and provision, no matter how meager our income may seem, and forgo the ‘more is better’ mindset. Aiming for less will get you more when anchored in gratitude to God and service to others. Wealth is not wrong. That is not the issue. Hard work that brings financial benefits is not the problem. Living in a fancy house and driving a nice car is not sinful. It is just that godliness with contentment is the better treasure.

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. 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.


The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), 1 Ti 6:6–10.