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Love, Sin And Jelly Beans

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Love, Sin And Jelly Beans

‘They fell in love.” We have heard similar phrases all of our life. It sounds romantic, and the Lord knows that’s appealing. We all know it’s wonderful to be in love. So technically, I understand what we mean by that statement. But I propose that we don’t really FALL in love.

You don’t fall in or out of love according to Biblical terminology. The Bible says you “set” your affections.

Col. 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

David said, “My heart is fixed.” He chose how his heart would feel and respond.

David Dancing Before The Ark

Evidently we have more control over our heart, our thoughts and our actions than we realized. Besides being a requirement for salvation, the Holy Ghost helps us in our daily living. It is much needed and such a blessing. But before the Holy Ghost was poured out, Jesus often said this phrase to those he had healed… “Go and sin no more.” John 5:14, 8:11

It sounds to me that sinning or not sinning is a choice. Even before the Upper Room experience, Jesus knew men were able to choose to quit sinning.

We choose, then:

  1. To be in love with God and live for Him.
  2. To quit sinning.

You are in control. There is no one else to blame. You choose. It’s not hard.

P.S. (I was just kidding about the Jelly Beans.)

Written by Martyn Ballestero

May 4, 2010 at 8:02 am

Posted in Christian Living

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  1. Always excellent!

    kennethbow

    May 4, 2010 at 10:52 am

  2. I was waiting to see how the jelly beans would fit in, but it did get my attention. LOL.Good article.

    Marian June Davis

    May 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

  3. I’m proud of you Marty. Here is a bonquet. You are always original. You are sensitive to others. You notice things that other people don’t. You are not afraid to show affection to your family. You are a pastor’s friend. Besides that your intelligent and learned in many things besides being an excellent preacher. Love Mom Starr Davis

    Marian June Davis

    May 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    • I am not deserving of your sweet accolades. Thank you so much! I love you dearly!

      mballestero

      May 4, 2010 at 2:42 pm


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