vs. 1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. vs. 7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
vs. 1 bear with those who are weak, not look down on them. The idea here is holding the weaker person up. vs. 7 Why bear with the weak and accept one another? To bring praise to God. How can this be? Christ accepted us. Through we were sinners, He fulfilled he law for us and provided salvation to us through His death on the cross. By His grace and power we can accept and bear with one another. The ultimate goal? To bring praise to our God.