Simon is a teacher, writer and preacher based in London in the United Kingdom. Simon enjoys sailing, and is a keen geocacher. Simon is married to Claire.
Esau took his wives and sons and daughters and all the members of his household, as well as his livestock and all his other animals and all the goods he had acquired in Canaan, and moved to a land some distance from his brother Jacob. Their possessions were too great for them to remain together; the land where they were staying could not support them both because of their livestock. So Esau (that is, Edom) settled in the hill country of Seir.
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 36:6-8 in this short devotional piece.
"Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone."
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 35:3 in this short devotional piece.
Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves.
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 34:9 in this short devotional piece.
But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 33:4 in this short devotional piece.
Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, Lord, you who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,’ I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps. Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children. But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’”
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 32:9-12 in this short devotional piece.
Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 31:3 in this short devotional piece.
When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I’ll die!”
Jacob became angry with her and said, “Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?”
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 30:1-2 in this short devotional piece.
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 29:20 in this short devotional piece.
[Jacob] had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 28:12 in this short devotional piece.
Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.”
Simon Lucas reflects on Genesis 27:19 in this short devotional piece.
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