I don't know about fearing it, but I just read 9 and I feel like maybe people could be intimidated because Paul is telling people to own up to their responsibilities as a Christian and naturally we want to run away from the responsibility. It's encouraging though because if you think about running a race, how many people run and only one wins? That doesn't mean all is lost. It means you ran, you participated, you took responsibility for the task and you're doing the work that you were called to do and in that you have succeeded. It's like he's telling us to stay in the race and be encouraged.... But also own up to your responsibilities. If we go to work and just sit there, you're not owning up to your responsibilities and in the same way if you claim the gospel, then live it. Doesn't mean you have to run out and go door to door or travel all over the world, but to just live your life as best you can adhering to what God asks of us as Christians.
Oh wow!! I just read the whole chapter 9!! I didn't see the 6 before the 9-10! Oops... well I'm leaving the answer cuz I put good thought in to that lol
Ok, so I just read 6:9-10. Again, I feel that people don't want to face the reality of the penalty for sin. We all want to just live the way we want to and have the benefits of God's promises and it just doesn't work that way. He loves us unconditionally and is always there and will always forgive us for messing up, but He expects us to try our hardest to adhere to His word. He even gives us the strength to do it. All you gotta do is ask. :0)
We dont magically all get to go to heaven. You are right about needing to deal with God about your life and whether it is pleasing to Him or not but 1Cor 6:11 gives us promise. Dont stop at the threat and leave out the hope and grace our Lord offers everyone free of charge. Theres no need to be afraid of verses 9-10 when there is the truth of 11.