My Musings – Can one be Godly without being content? Or, content (really content) without being Godly? I cannot imagine the first, and find it hard to imagine the second. Paul measured his contentment by being satisfied with the bare necessities of life, food and clothing. Apparently he modeled his contentment after the Master (who owned no place to lay His head), as he did not even list a place to stay as a requirement.
Why would Paul be content with Godliness? Food, clothing, possessions – we’ll leave this world with none of these. Godliness, character, fruits of the Spirit – they’ll come along for the ride. These are treasures to “lay up” for ourselves. Treasures in “clay jars.“
My Advice – What are you working for? Will it bring contentment? Or once you have it will you find yourself asking “is that all there is?” Don’t become addicted to “things,” that only leave you craving your next “fix.” Pursue the only way to Godliness with content – a relationship with Jesus Christ.