God has no secrets and no favorites. All of us have equal access to Him and His word. It is our choice as to whether or not we will take advantage of what He has to offer us. And, furthermore, it is our responsibility - if we choose - to seek his grace and goodness.
But there certainly are conditions. For example: “A man of perverse heart does not prosper, he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.” Here is a good starting point: is my heart clean and pure or perverse and deceitful?
God gives one reminder that we must never forget. What is in the heart inevitably comes out of our mouths. There is no way around that God given admonition. Our hearts are the center of our universe and what is in our heart is what we build our lives around; it is what drives us. So, if we bow to and worship money we will do whatever it takes to get it - even if it is a deceitful or perverse mind. The same would go for fame or power or prestige.
If God is not at the center of our heart something else is and that is what we will live and die for. There are many who want to have it both ways: do whatever to get whatever I want and give God his due - whatever we think it might be. That’s a perverse and deceitful mind.
Prayer: This day, Lord, is the day of the year when we focus on “hearts.” May we look “inside” ours carefully. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 17:20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.