“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him” Those aren’t my words, they’re God’s (Prov. 26:12). God repeatedly says that He hates pride. He warned, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov. 16:18).
God resists the proud because they resist Him. Haughty hearts don’t admit to sin. They won’t confess it and cannot repent of what they deny. Pride won’t admit to weakness and wrong so it can’t ask for help or forgiveness.
Pride comes at a high price. It costs us relationships and opportunities alike. It can even cost us our souls and yet we often still stubbornly prefer it to humility.
God blesses humility because it will quickly do what pride will not. The humble heart serves God and others. It will stoop to help and bow before God.
Humility will confess, to men and God alike, the wrongs that pride so stubbornly refuses to acknowledge.
So we can stand on our pride and ultimately fall on our face, or we can fall on our knees and stand where God lifts us up. Truly, “God gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, ‘GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” (Jas. 4:6).