“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years. Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;” (Deuteronomy 8:1-16).
You are living! You are possessing the land! You are entering the land God has prepared for you in Jesus name. If you are honest with yourself, you will realize that troubles have a way of humbling you. It makes you cooler and calmer. That is why older people at times appear not to shout as much or be as excited. It is not that they are angry but because they have experienced trials. Now when you get married, you sign up for this journey of humility full of trials. “And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no” (Deuteronomy 8:2). That is why even certain jobs ask for your marital status because it is a sign that you have gone through trials that will bring about humility. At times, people that are not married are prouder than those who are. Even God who searches the heart allows you to go through things to prove you and find out what is in your heart. Everyone says nice things but when you are put through trials, with time, what is in your heart will come out.
One of the tests you will go through will be the test of your wisdom and discretion. “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13). Your wisdom is shown by your good behavior and works, with meekness. When you are wise, you become humble. It is wise to be humble! Wise husbands and wives are humble. Wisdom is your ability to apply knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. In the tests of your wisdom, the type of wisdom you have will be revealed (James 3:15). Your long-awaited promotion will come to pass when you are able to successfully respond to the tests that come your way. Receive wisdom to pass the tests of time. Receive the ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in your tests and you will experience glimpses of your long-awaited promotion.