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Trusting Our Creator

November 25, 2020
By Martin Luther

Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

1 PETER 4:19

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Trusting Our Creator

That is, those whom God afflicts with suffering which they themselves have not sought and chosen should entrust their souls to Him. They do well, continue in good works, do not withdraw because of the suffering, and entrust themselves to their Creator, who is faithful. This is a great comfort for us. God created your soul without any trouble and assistance on your part. He did so before you came into being. Accordingly, He is surely able to preserve it. Therefore entrust it to Him, but in such a way that it is done with good works. You must not think: "Ah, I will die with no concern!" You must see to it that you are a good Christian, and you must prove your faith with your works.

From Sermons on 1 Peter (Luther's Works 30:130-31)