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Sometimes I wish the Bible held more details. For instance who is Zenas in Titus 3? All we know about him is contained in this one line.

Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need. (Titus 3:13, NIV)

Some scholars say that lawyer here means an interpreter of the Law of Moses. If so, does Paul need a lawyer because of verse 9?

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. (Titus 3:9, NIV)

And then when I read verse 9 again, I must ask myself if I am doing the same thing, especially in light of these lines from 1 Corinthians 4:6, NIV.

Now, brothers and sisters, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written.”

Prayer – Oh God you know our curiosity because you created it in us, but we ask for wisdom to be curious about the things that count. Amen

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