Proverbs 11:2: When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 11:1 - 31
ESV - 1 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
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Your question is a great question! Really, there is no one good but God. There is nothing any human can be proud of except that He has found Christ. But I found this extremely interesting, and I think relates to this question: Psalm 53:2-5: "God looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God. All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one...Will evildoers neve understand?...they do not call on God." I quote now from Martin of Braga, highly educated presided over the council of Brava in 572, he comments on the above quote. "Such a person not only cuts himself off from the rewards of his virtues but even lays himself open to being condemned to eternal punishment, because the good action, which ought to be performed in consideration of a merciful God, has been performed in order to gain praise. Take away the favors, take away people's admiration, and you will find few who do something good either for the love of God, or barring that, for the fear of God; yet no less is the blame with which we are tainted, because we place people before God and human glory before heavenly glory. This disease of pride is acute; it poisons from either side, and wounds when least expected. For some boast of themselves because they are good, others because they are bad...(Note) the words of the apostle: 'Their god is the belly, their glory is in their shame.'" Philippians 319: "Their end is destruction; their God is in their stomach; their glory is their shame. They are focused on earthly things."
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