13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing.
13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos
Zenas and Apollos were in Crete at this time with Titus. They might have delivered the book of Titus from Paul to Titus himself. Titus was to help them finance their journey further in Crete.
The name Zenas does not occur anywhere else in the Bible. We know nothing about him other than that he was a lawyer. He was probably a Roman lawyer.
The New Testament mentions Apollos, the Alexandrian Egyptian and converted Jew, a number of times. He was a co-worker with Paul (Ac 18:24-27; 19:1). The Corinthian church divided in part over him and Paul (1 Co 1:12; 3:4-6; 4:6). He ministered in Corinth (1 Co 16:12).
on their journey with haste [speedily],
Paul sensed an urgency to keep Zenas and Apollos on their mission. It was common in the New Testament for the local church to meet the financial needs of traveling ministers (Ac 15:3; 21:5; Ro 15:24; 16:6; 2 Co 1:16; 3 Jn 6).
that they may lack nothing.
Titus was to see that Zenas and Apollos had their physical needs met for their travel (Acts 15:3; 21:5; Ro 15:24; 1 Co 16:6, 11; 2 Co 1:16; 3 Jn 6). Without financial help, they would not have been fruitful in ministry.
Support of missionaries should characterize the church.
Christian missionaries are dependent upon the church. There is also an interdependence of the missionary and the church to do ministry together. Never have so many owed so much to so few. Very few evangelicals give what they can to the cause of Christ. They give the bare minimum. No wonder the cause of Christ suffers so much in the world.