But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. 1 Timothy 6:6
This is the verse on the verse of the day calendar. In this context Paul is basically telling Timothy that you should not be preaching for the monetary gain.
It is hard for me to imagine that some people would preach just for the money. I am not naive, though, I do believe that they exist. I also believe that many people are being so misled not to mention robbed by these people. Shame, shame, shame on them!
But Paul goes on to tell Timothy that there is a great gain in being godly. As Christians we can be rich in spirit if we learn contentment.
If we learn to trust God and live according to the means that He provides us, we can have riches and peace in our hearts that worldly, undisciplined people don't have.
I believe that people that are unhappy because they are poor financially wouldn't be happier if they had money. Because true happiness, true inner peace has nothing to do with money, but with attitude. Really some of the happiest, most generous people have very little material wealth.
These are the next two verses:
For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. (1 Timothy 6:7-8 NASB)
If given a choice which would you choose, wealth or happiness?