Abram was told he could have all the goods of the king of Sodom; all that the king wanted were the people. Abram understood what it would mean if he were to take these things, because God made a promise Abram, and he did not want to attribute the fruition of His promise to man. Abram needed to have faith in God’s timing.
Why is it that we sometimes allow earthly desires take advantage of us and our decisions, or we do not trust in His timing? We hunger for these earthly possessions, so much so that we forget they are temporary. As believers, we need to allow ourselves to give these belongings up for the glory of God. Do not allow this life be a barrier between you and God, instead give them up and allow that to eulogize the name of God.