Demetrius E. Moffett
The Orange Leader
ORANGE — Consequences, every choice has one. All throughout our lives we make choices. Consequences pretty much define whether we are males or men. The mandate on men to be fruitful, multiply and have dominion needs to be considered in every decision he makes. Fruitful, that which produces favorable results. Multiply that which produces growth and increase. Dominion, ability to manage consequences of choices made. If the choice we make does not cause these mandates to manifest we’re not walking in manhood, were walking in male (false) hood. Joshua chapters 6 and 7 identify the consequences of choices that affect us and those around. Joshua makes choices that produce the mandate upon men. Achan makes a different choice. Achan made the choice to succumb to his flesh and take the beautiful garment, silver and gold and hide them under his tent. This brought about a deadly consequence. First thirty six men lost their lives in a battle that should have easily been won. Next he, his wife and children lose their lives behind a choice he made. Question, are the choices that we’re making having deadly consequences? Men look beyond the right now. Men factor in the effects of the consequences of their choice. Will this choice produce life or death? Men produce life. Males promote death. Anytime a choice is made to only satisfy one’s self it’s inevitable that death and or destruction is sure to follow. Not to say that we should not consider ourselves in the process of decision making. But it does not stop with us. Men will look into the future to see what will be the best choice for the long term. That which will produce favorable results, cause growth and increase and secure the ability to manage the outcome. Achan just focused on what was in front of him. Not giving sight to the affects it would have on anyone else. How many decision have we made that has cause death in the lives of others? Are we still making those kinds of choices and calling ourselves a man? If we really want to evaluate our manhood, check out what’s living and dying around us and determine if it’s tied to a choice we’ve made. Male or Man, the confirmation is in the consequence of the choice we make. Dead or Alive, to live or die the “CHOICE” is really up to you!!!!!