In 1 Corinthians 4:14, the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians,
I do not write these things to shame you, but I warn [you] as my beloved children.
Οὐκ ἐντρέπων ὑμᾶς γράφω ταῦτα ἀλλ᾽ ὡς τέκνα μου ἀγαπητὰ νουθετῶ
Yet, in 1 Corinthians 6:5, he wrote,
I speak to your shame. Is it so, there is not a wise man among you—not even one who will be able to judge between his brothers?
πρὸς ἐντροπὴν ὑμῖν λέγω οὕτως οὐκ ἐστὶν ἐν ὑμῖν σοφὸς οὐδὲ εἷς, ὃς δυνήσεται διακρῖναι ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ;
And again, in 1 Corinthians 15:34, he wrote,
Be righteously sober, and do not sin, for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak to your shame.
ἐκνήψατε δικαίως καὶ μὴ ἁμαρτάνετε ἀγνωσίαν γὰρ θεοῦ τινες ἔχουσιν πρὸς ἐντροπὴν ὑμῖν λέγω
How does one reconcile the apostle Paul’s statement that he did not write to shame the Corinthians, and yet, he admits to speaking to their shame?