The Bible-God's Care Plan
In health care it is important to provide a "seamless" flow of continued care for patients, from the time treatment begins to the time optimum health is reached. This is provided by having a care plan. This "flow" is important so that a patient receives the most necessary, most efficient care over time. Also, it provides direction to reach the goals set that provide optimum patient outcome. This is termed "continuity of care". One of the goals is to provide trust in the patient/provider relationship.
At anytime, but especially difficult times, Christians must have an unwavering "trust" in God. When seeking Him, many look to scripture. It is important to know that one can trust the scripture as being infallible. It is valuable as well to be able to relate to it.
In 1 Timothy 3 we learn that all scripture is God breathed, or inspired. Even though men had the responsibility to write it, they were inspire by God himself. Another verse that helps us to trust this is Romans 15:4. Here we learn that there is an important connection between the old and new testaments. Why? To establish instruction which establishes perseverance and encouragement. How? We are able to see the resemblance of then and now. Many do not relate to the Bible. Many want to argue that the Bible is out of date. That is not true! It is as much real today as it was then.
The world today is in much of the same place it was in Biblical times. Don't trust me? Read for yourself. There is "continuity" between the old and new testaments. Why? God designed it to provide a "continuous flow" or "continuity of care" for our benefit. The men and women of the scripture were just like you and me, living with similar circumstances. We can learn from their situations the benefit of trusting in God.