Why did Peter refer to God as a “faithful Creator” (1 Peter 4: 19) rather than a “faithful Judge”
or even a “faithful Saviour”. Because God the Creator meets the needs of His people. It is the
Creator who provides food and clothing to persecuted Christians. and who protects them in times
When the early church was persecuted, they met together for prayer and addressed the Lord as
the “God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is” (Acts 4:24).
They prayed to the Creator! Our heavenly Father is “Lord of heaven and earth” Matthew 11:25).
With that kind of Father, we have no need to worry! He is the faithful Creator, and His
faithfulness will not fail Before God pours out His wrath upon this evil world, a "fiery trial” will
come to God’s church, to unite and purify it, that it might be a strong witness to the lost.
There is nothing for us to fear if we are suffering in the will of God. Our faithful Father Creator
will see us through victoriously!
From the Word: “Let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their
souls to Him in well doing, a unto a faithful creator” (1 Peter 4:19).
Other Scripture: Jeremiah 32:17; Lamentations 3:22-23; Amos 4:13; 5:8; Acts 17:24-26;
Action assignment: Name ten things God has made. Meditate on His great power and ability to
care for you; commit yourself to Him “as unto a faithful Creator.”
WARREN W. WIERSBE