But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment (that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God).
I Tim 6:6 (Amplified Bible)
Since we are in the stewardship month, let's read this verse in relations to wealth. Many of us spend so much time pursuing money, managing it and thinking about how much should one saves, invests and tithes? Whatever commitments we have, we spend time thinking how to manage our funds. Stress over money can make a person feel torn or drive a relationship apart.
But in the end, money has no real, eternal value. It’s ultimately worthless. It cannot save you or satisfy you, and it can distract from what’s really important. So the next time a conflict over money erupts in your heart or house, ask yourself: is it really worth this worry?
Money is worthless in the sense that it has no value apart from earthly use. My gain is godliness with contentment. One way is to learn how to part with wealth, if required and to trust God for His sufficiency.
I will continue to trust in God's sufficiency even though I have a pay cut under the current economic climate. Lord, my trust is not blind faith but being assured that I have a generous God who will take care of my needs.