An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Look for the Prince of a Guy

(Proverbs 19:6 KJV)  Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

When you want something done, whom do you ask?  Do you ask the person who is taking a nap or the one who seems to be running from one task to another?  I think we all recognize that if you want something done, “entreat” (2470b) the busy person.  This verse is a good example of how even the scripture is being dumbed down.  The KJV from 1611 has “entreat” like the NASB from 1977, but the Updated NASB has “seek.” 

Seek doesn’t cut it.  There is an element of groveling in this word.  It comes from a root that has the idea of becoming sick or weak.  It means we recognize our limitations. 

Not only do we recognize our limitations but we recognize the character of others.  We go to the person who is a “prince" (generous NASB) (5081), who is known for being willing to share.

So?  Do you have a need?  It could be financial, social or any kind of advice.  Be willing to ask but use a bit of discernment in whom you ask.  Some people get great joy out of giving assistance. 

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