Paul basically writes, I could tell you to do this, but I am going to appeal to you instead, because I know you will do it, but I want you to make the decision. This is so beautiful! I think that we could meditate on that for a while, in fact, I appeal to you to think about it over and over. What does that mean? What is His point? How can you apply it? How will it change the way you approach people?
It has long been my practice to allow people to come to their own revelation. To lead them to the water instead of opening the hose on them. It isn't easy to hold back sometimes because some people, well..., I just want to drench them. However that may obfuscate the point and have them thinking about what I did, or in most cases, what I said and how I said it. We are people of message. How can I best get my message through to them is my question to myself. I want to help them gain more of God, more life, more of who they truly are, so I must use the best approach, not the most comfortable one. Engaging someone's volition will help their decision stick.