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.” Genesis 14:21-24
It’s clear Abram wanted nothing to do with Sodom or its king. Because he had been victorious in battle he could have had it all, but he chose to take none of it. The stench of Sodom had obviously risen, and Abram didn’t want anything to do with the godlessness in that city.
There are times when we too need to shun the evil things of the world. Those are the things and people who bring you down and don’t build you up. They are the pursuits and desires you know is not of God. That’s why it’s good to occasionally audit the things your mind and eyes takes in, whether it be TV, the internet, or just who we associate with.
Don’t be afraid to ruthlessly shun those that do not draw you closer to God.