(Proverbs 6:3 KJV) Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
I wonder why the translators of the NASB chose “importune” (7292) instead of the “make sure” of the KJV. It is not a common word in modern English. When you compare the English with the Hebrew you see it is a good choice. “Importune” is defined as “harass with persistent requests.” The Hebrew definition includes “storm against, beset.”
We get ourselves into problems with people around us. It is real. There will be consequences. We are here told not to let it go. Do not expect someone else to come to the rescue. Go to the person, make it an issue. Resolve it.
So? Not what you wanted to hear today, right? Me neither. That doesn’t mean it isn’t needed.