Summary: God made all of us Individually different, that we could be a help to each other and "He Could Be a Help To Us.
Different By Design
Paul assrets in this text that we are to make it a certainty that we don’t get lost in our Strong Personal Preferences and Desires because this is the first sign of Prejuddice. Paul shows us that God Made us Indivisually different and that difference is what makes us complete.
If one is weak and one is strong then the strong can feel the voids of him who is weak and him who is weak can feel the voids of the strong. That’s to say that the both has something to offer to one another. One can share the experience of his strength as the other can share the experience of his weakness. The bible tells us that the strong is to bare the infirmities of the weak. God was very crafty when he created man, he made us individually different that there would be no place for exactness. God had to have known that if he had made us all exactly alike that there would be no need for one another, therefore, he made some greater than others that we work together in christian HARMONY.
Just as an Orchestra has a Woodwind Section, String section, Brass Section and Percussion Section. All different instruments working together in harmony, though they are differnt, they bring what they have to the table and attempt to bring forth a unified sound in concert.
Paul understands that we must:
1) except others as equal
2) Except the honest opinon of others
These same people we say are so different were saved under the same Grace as everyone else. Bible says "For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on him shall not perish but have life everlasting."
It interests me to see how people will set standards for people different than themselves; not even they themselves are not able to attain themselves. The reality is that these people will put you on a perpetual probation and we will quarentine them until they measure up to what we believe you should be or become. The truth of the matter is that we can’t get along if we quarantine people who are different than ourselves.
Proverbs 27:17 Says:
As iron sharpen Iron, so man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
The circle of friends you have Imagine in your mind that were all exactly like you, wouldn’t this be a screwed up world.