“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, certainly we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will (desire to) be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” – I Timothy 6:6-11
I read this again yesterday in part of a Bible study I am doing. It always strikes me because of the overall state of society. People that have debt and ruined personal lives because they couldn’t simply be content with what they had. The opposite of contentment is selfishness. I would say this is usually the main root of most personal problems: be it relationships or otherwise.
I aim for contentment just as I aim for moderation. I think they go hand in hand. If you are content, you don’t have a reason to run to excess. If you enjoy things in moderation, you are more easily content and happy with what you have.