(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.