Remember the children’s song, “The B-I-B-L-E”?  I was looking through some VBS curriculum for this summer a couple of days ago, and one of the lessons referenced that song.  I don’t know how much it’s sung any more in children’s ministries, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to be sure it’s incorporated in the children’s program on a regular basis.  And the teens.  And, yes, the adults, too.  But I guess it’s not the song we need so much as it is the message of the little chorus.  No matter how young or old we are, we need the Bible.  More than ever we need that Divine Book and its absolutes.  It gives us something to stand on and stand for, knowing that it will always be rock-solid.  There’s a good phrase in Psalm 19 that I’ve meditated on this week.  It’s in verse 7, and it says, “the testimony of the Lord is sure.”  That word “sure” has the idea of something being firm, faithful, verified, trustworthy, and established.  That certainly describes God’s word, doesn’t it?  In the ever-changing ebb and flow of cultural thought and practices, where right and wrong seem to be relative and there seems to be tolerance for any point of view except God’s, I’m glad I have an anchor that reminds me that what I think, feel, or wish to be true doesn’t matter.  You see, all that really matters is the truth God has given in His inspired and preserved word.  The Bible is my measuring stick.  The Bible is my rule of faith and practice.  Charles Spurgeon once said, “What a blessing that in a world of uncertainties we have something sure to rest upon!  We hasten from the quicksands of human speculations to the terra firma of Divine Revelation.”  I’d say it this way: The B-I-B-L-E, yes, that’s the book for me; I stand alone on the word of God, the B-I-B-L-E!