For the day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up—and it shall be brought low— (Isa 2:12)
And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day. (Isa 2:17 ESV)
And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled . . . (Isa 5:15 KJV)
Those of high stature will be hewn down, and the haughty will be humbled. (Isa 10:33b)
I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. (Isa 13:11b)
The Lord of hosts has purposed it, to bring to dishonor the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth. (Isa 23:9)
Pride is defined as a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements or efforts. The feeling of pride allows no room for God’s blessings or help but sees achievements as solely their own.
Humility is defined as freedom from pride, haughtiness or arrogance. It may be an ability to acknowledge your place in life over many decades, and how it may fit it with God’s plan for you.
The Bible warns us that God Himself resists [fights, battles, attacks] the proud!
Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6)
Conversely, the Bible tells us that the Lord gives grace [beauty, charm, unmerited favor] to the humble. A humble person is devoid of arrogance and self-exaltation, and has willingly submitted to God and His will.
We may choose to live our life with a humble heart, mind, and attitude by being submitted to God and to His plans for us. Happily, since we have the ability which response we would like to receive from the Lord, let us choose wisely.
If we humble ourselves, He will pour out His grace upon us.