Firstly, is Paul’s fear positive or negative? It is definitely positive for it keeps him from making the greatest mistake in life—to be lost and damned for all eternity.
Secondly, if super apostle Paul feared that he might not make the grade in eternity, how much more ordinary heaven-bound citizens should live their days on earth with godly fear!
FAITH: ACTIVE, NOT PASSIVE
CAN FEAR BE POSITIVE?
PROPHET OF COMPROMISE