"He, on the other hand, extends more grace. As a result, he declares, God resists the pride, but gives grace to the humble." James 4:6
The biggest 'reward' of pride, according to Proverbs 16:18, is destruction. It's worth noting that pride was at the foundation of both the first rebellion in heaven and the first rebellion on earth. It all began with Lucifer, the morning's son who subsequently became the devil (Isaiah 14:12-15). He was a lovely Archangel until pride got the best of him. When the devil discovered a simple way to fall into destruction (pride), he began to use it to drag people into his fallen existence. With the first male and the first woman, he was successful. They were duped by the devil, who told them that if they ate the forbidden fruit, they would become as wise as God, and they fell for it.
"And when the lady saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was lovely to the eyes, and that it was a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate it, and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate." Genesis 3:6
Unfortunately, they fell as a result of their search for understanding that would make them equal to their Creator, and the Lord's splendor that had enveloped them vanished, leaving them naked and empty. Pride is a huge embarrassment to its owner. Pharaoh's story is a case study. His hosts were drowned in the Red Sea because of hubris.
After the ten awful plaques that God used to warn him, one would expect him to humble himself before the Most High. Instead, he stuck to his original statement: "Who is the Lord that I should obey his voice and let Israel go?" Exodus 5:2. It was too late for him to repent before he realized it. You must be truly born again in order for the Spirit of Jesus to reside in you and help you overcome the spirit of pride. If you are a deadly child of God, you must be sanctified and allow Jesus Christ's mind to dwell in you abundantly:
"Let this mentality be in you, which was also in Christ: Who, when he came in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no renown, and took upon him the form of a servant..." Phillipian 5:1–7
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