ďNow godliness with contentment is great gainĒ 1 Timothy 6:6, NKJV.
Complaining about the pay on your job. Complaining about how you arenít recognized. Complaining the house is too small. Seeing someone else get a new car, makes you complain about the car you have. Secretly complaining within that your wife isnít attractive with that additional weight. You donít have anything good to say about anything. Everything is falling short of your expectations, even God.
Go to the hospital and see the sick fighting for their lives. Go to the husband that just lost his wife to cancer. Go the father that lost his son to violence. Go the 25 year old in jail for life. Look under the bridge where the homeless sleep. Talk to the countless of men that donít have job, yet you do.
Donít be a complaining man. Be a grateful man. You are where you are and you have what you have. Be thankful for what God has done, and be confident that He will provide what you need. A loving and all-wise God will bless you when He blesses you. Let your contentment stand on the truth that God always rewards godliness. Serving Him and having a grateful heart is being godly. Considering and being a blessing to those that have less than you is being godly. Praying for those that have suffered loss is being godly. If He didnít do anything else, be thankful and godly. This will bring great gain in your life.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your truth. Forgive me Lord for complaining. Teach me Lord to always count my blessings and be thankful! Help me to walk in godliness with contentment which is great gain. I will serve you with a grateful heart and thank You for what You have done. Thank You for helping me to love my wife and others. Help me to pray for those suffering loss. I will no longer be a complaining man. In Jesusí name, Amen.
Study:†1 Timothy 6:7-9, Psalm 103