Labor Day

“Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it.”

— Psalm 127:1

In this case the “house” I’m concerned with is America.

Abandon God and He will abandon you.

A dreadful, repeated blunder all around us today is that the “world” labors in vain when it excludes God, and that includes our elected “leaders” who, if they mention Him at all, do so as a perfunctory “God bless America” at the end of a speech — an allusion many times uttered even after refuting, disputing and undermining His Commandments.

They call evil “good” and good “evil.” They turn their backs on Him and then invoke His name:

• Abortion is a “right” and every woman should be able to “terminate” their child, even when birth is imminent… “God bless America.”

• Everyone must be immunized by this experimental drug, or get fired from their job… “God bless America.”

• We must legalize and celebrate men marrying men and women marrying women… “God bless America.”

• “We can’t allow teachers to have Bibles on their desks. It may brainwash a child… “God bless America.”

These are the ultimate in “taking God’s name in vain” and yet see when the sentiment is invoked. Even when a President demonizes and tells voters they should hate half their neighbors, he ends his speech with “God bless America.”

But associating the Creator with a sin is a dreadful sin itself.

The Lord God Almighty will not bless the breaking of any of His laws. And He will not bless any country that does so, especially as disdainfully and egregiously as ours.

Psalm 97:10a declares, “Hate evil, you who love the Lord.”


Author: markalanleslie

Beginning with my first book, "Midnight Rider for the Morning Star," based on the life and times of Francis Asbury, America's first circuit-riding preacher, I have written three historical Christian novels with another one the way in late 2021, four contemporary geopolitical adventures, an end-times thriller, a devotional, a self-help book for people who have lost their jobs, and two books filled with the best of my interviews with numerous icons of the golf world. I have spoken at Maine's State House, conferences, numerous churches, schools and camp meetings as well as national golf conferences from Florida to California. Having won six national writing awards, I am most proud of my novels: Midnight Rider for the Morning Star (2007) True North: Tice's Story (2013) Chasing the Music (2016) The Crossing (2017) The Three Sixes (2017) The Last Aliyah (2018) Jeremiah's Jar (2018) Torn Asunder (2020) A Cause Most Splendid (2021) My e-books include: Putting a Little Spin on It: The Design's the Thing! Putting a Little Spin on It: The Grooming's the Thing! Fired? Get Fired Up! Walks with God Join me on my web site:

2 thoughts on “Labor Day”

    1. Thank you, Bob. Since I remember, every President has evoked God’s name at the end of their speeches. I don’t recall anyone omitting It once… though I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Obama said “Allah bless America”…


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