“But Abram said to the king of Sodom, ‘I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich…'”Genesis 14:22-24
Abram, rather Abraham, was a man of integrity. But how is integrity gotten? How does a man learn what is the right thing to do? Much can be taught in the home, but some things can only be learned by experience. Abraham learned to lean upon the reality of God rather than the immediate rewards of man.
We would all do well, both within our homes and in the church, if we were to rely more upon God than on what man can provide. It is much too easy for us to depend upon external things, things that can be seen and touched. Yet, the things that are seen are things that in time will vanish away. That which is physical must eventually yield to time, and thus return to the dust. Abraham became a man of faith who lived out his life before God and man. His integrity was established because he believed that God was personal and could be known experientially. May we all draw closer to God in our daily lives and may we all learn to rely upon Him, rather than on the offerings of men.
I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did. Have a Simply Heavenly day!! God bless you!!!