"But Abram said to the king of Sodom, 'I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, and have taken an oath that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the thong of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, "I made Abram rich." I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me - to Aner, Eschol and Mamre. Let them have their share.'" NIV translation
We have all heard the saying "to the victor goes the spoils" and that was the normal practice but Abram does not accept the things that were recovered. We see from his oath to God that he trusts in the Creator to provide what he needs. The same type of thing happens even today in the church. When some people see the favor of God upon our lives, they want to join in and claim our victory for themselves. We must do like Abram and trust in our Creator and not fall into the trap of relying on someone else to provide for our needs.