One: I wonder if the Lord ever wants to put beside particular scriptures the Facebook line: “Just saying.”
I sometimes wonder when to take a teaching literally and when the statement in Scripture was intended to be less than a command, or even simply a side remark.
Sometimes the Apostle Paul will say, “I do not have a word from the Lord on this, however….” and give us his thoughts. (An instance is I Corinthians 7:25.) Christians are of two minds about this. Some say, “It’s as plain as it’s possible to get. What follows is not to be taken as a command. How much clearer could Paul make it than he did?” Others respond, “Yes, but we have all these epistles of Paul which we take as Scripture, whether it jives with anything the Lord Jesus actually said or not. So, if it came from Paul’s heart (and pen), it’s scripture.”
So hard to know.
We would be in bad trouble without the Holy Spirit to help us with this. (We make a big enough mess even with His guidance!)
Two: I wonder whether some statements were intended just for the apostles but not for us.