Several years ago, the Encyclopaedia Britannica told its readers that the Salem Church Dam on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia is 194 feet high and 8,850 feet long. It is located upstream from Fredericksburg and makes hydroelectric power and controls floods. But guess what? There isn’t any such dam. Although an Army Corps of Engineer drew up plans for it in 1944, it was never built.
How could this mistake have happened within such a respected encyclopedia? “The whole reason for the encyclopedia is accuracy, but we are dealing with 44 million words, and we sometimes do make mistakes,” says Larry Grinnell, a spokesman for the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as quoted in the LA Times (Aug. 18, 1988). “The error will be corrected in the next update possible.”
You and I are never going to be given an update to correct the facts about God’s character or His Word. His qualities of truthfulness, love, compassion, and so many other wonderful characteristics have always been there, and they always will be. They never change. And the facts stated in His Word are timeless and immutable. We may not always understand them perfectly, and at times our explanation of them may have to be altered; but the facts themselves never change.
Deuteronomy 32:4 says, “He is the Rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are judgment, a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” (KJV)
Talk about security in our lives! God’s truth is a strong, rock-like foundation that will always hold us steady! You can lean on it!