1 Timothy 6:6

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1 Timothy 6:6

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In the overall passage, Paul is writing a letter to Timothy with instructions on how to run and teach a church. Here Paul is addressing people who think that the goal of being godly is getting rich. (“…who think that godliness is a means to financial gain” from the previous verse.). Instead of using godliness for getting rich, you should instead be godly and content with what God gave. Paul goes on to point out that we start with nothing and end with nothing, so if our basic needs are taken care of, then we should be thankful and content. The passage leads up the the famous “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” in 1 Timothy 6:10.

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