When Abraham asks his eldest servant to swear that he would find a wife for his son, Isaac, from his own kindred and not from the pagan Canaanites, he makes his servant swear by the LORD, God of heaven and God of the earth. Notice, how the expression of the LORD (Jehovah or Yahweh) explicitly calls out the LORD as God of heaven AND God of the earth. The Bible teaches us that heaven is God’s throne and earth his footstool (Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49), assuring not only of the magnanimity of God but his Sovereignty as well. God is God of heaven and of the earth.
Points to ponder:
Many unfortunately write off God as someone far off – in heaven – not present in the matters of men on earth and their lifestyle reflect the inaccurate motif of live for the present and deal with God when we get to him in heaven. This introduction of God by Abraham should be a warning for us to heed by. God is interested in the matters of men now, not sometime in the future. He is in Ruler and King on earth just as much as he is King and Ruler in heaven. In fact, he is Ruler over all things, in heaven, on earth and even under the earth (Philippians 2:10; Ephesians 1:22).
God is so much interested in our personal lives on earth just as he deals with matters in heaven. In fact his yearns that we pray that his KINGdom comes and that his will be done ON earth just as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). The LORD is God of heaven AND of the earth … the question that begs to be answered is – Is he the God of your life? In other words, have you trusted in Jesus and make him Ruler and King over all things in your life?
Genesis 24:3 (KJV)
3 And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: