“God humbles the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
If you become prideful, God will humble you. In pride, you can either humble yourself or God will do it for you. But if God does it, it’s much more painful., “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and in due time, He will lift you up.”
This theme winds its way through the Scriptures. Jesus said, “The first shall be last and the last shall be first” and “the truly great among you will humble themselves.” We find this throughout the Scriptures when a king will get prideful and God humbles him. You can either humble yourself or let God do it for you.