Thursday, September 12, 2019

Refusing to Take Dirty Money - Devotion on Genesis 14

Scripture: Genesis 14:22-23
“With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 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.’”

When the king of Sodom offered the remaining possessions to Abram, he refused to accept. He knew that the king of Sodom was corrupt, and Abram did not want to owe anything to him. Abram trusted only God's blessings and did not want to deal with people who didn't share his values.

We can take some lessons from Abram here. Where does your money come from? Who do you do business with? Don't dirty yourself or your finances by taking money from someone you know to be of low moral value. Don’t give the world a claim on you. Instead, do business with integrity, work for a company of integrity, buy from people of integrity, and God will bless you for it.

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