Fear or Shame
Differing character and personality types are corrected and motivated in differing ways. Some are more responsive to the hope of reward than to being shamed or frightened with the threat of punishment. At Second Corinthians Five, Paul the apostle seems to favor the impressing of his readers with the reality of ultimate judgment. As one who knew what it meant to fear God, Paul admonished the Corinthians to see themselves in their own consciences as God saw them. By this, they might be prepared for the appointment no one else can keep for them. It is then that the deeds of life, good or bad, come again before us. Therefore, the subjects of judgment then are being determined now. If one truly has the hope of reward, there must be no cause for fear or shame.
Written by David Hayes Prophater