King’s X

 by Karen Houston

king throneThere was an old saying when someone wanted to renege on something they said or did; they called a “King’s X.”  Theory goes… A King had absolute power in his kingdom, including the right to take back the things he did.

When we think of our Almighty King, we think of absolute power.  Total absolute power.  But there is one thing He cannot do, a “King’s X.”  God’s integrity is beyond reproach.


He cannot break a covenant:

Psalm 89:34 (New King James Version)

 34 My covenant I will not break,
         Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.


He cannot lie:

Hebrews 6:18a (New King James Version)

18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie,


God upholds all things by His Word:

Hebrews 1:3 (New King James Version)

3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,


God does not change; His words always come to pass:

Numbers 23:19 (New King James Version)

 19 “God is not a man, that He should lie,
      Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
      Has He said, and will He not do?
      Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

God’s words formed the universe, set night and day, and the basis for everything we know into existence.  Science is based upon God’s absolutes.  If God reneged on His words, then the universe would collapse like a black hole.

KingsAs we strive to be more like God, where does our integrity stand?  The power to stand in integrity lies within us, it’s our decision.  “X” your “King’s X” today.