Lay hold on eternal life because this is a good profession.

1 Timothy 6:12.

Godliness pays the best. Yet some tell us that God’s people should be financially rich. But these people, Scripture says, believe a lie and think godliness will help them get a lot of money (1 Tim. 6:5). Financial richness, though, doesn’t last. We get the most when we enjoy our godliness for itself. Why? Because “we brought nothing into this world, and can carry nothing out” (1 Tim. 6:7). Material wealth has a limit, but spiritual wealth gives us eternal joy. Thus, having what we need is enough. We should, for example, be happy when we have food and clothes and not covet material things (1 Tim. 6:8). We shouldn’t seek God for a check but seek Him to stay in check.