Reading: Genesis 14:21-24 NIV
[21] The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.” [22] But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, [23] that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ [24] I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have their share.”

Thought: The trouble with notes is you only get snippets!! This is a story worth reading when you have time!
Abram could have got rich by doing a deal with the King of Sodom but he was determined that God should have the first place in his life and he would not risk his relationship with him for anything the world could offer! Jesus talked about letting your eye be single – being really committed to him and seeing what happens!

Prayer: Lord, reign in me, reign in your power!

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