Proverbs 13:10 The only effect of pride is fighting; but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
There just is no place in a Christian life for pride. There is nothing we can do or nothing we have that doesn't come without the help of God. Therefore it is foolish and dangerous for anyone to try to attempt anything without first consulting God. A little self-doubt is a good thing. It keeps our view of ourselves in proper perspective, and hopefully causes us to think and pray before we act. Proverbs has several texts about the dangers of pride.
Proverbs 26:12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride precedes a disaster, and an arrogant attitude precedes a fall.
Proverbs 29:23 A person's pride will humiliate him, but a humble spirit gains honor.
Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, there comes shame, but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
Notice that Proverbs 11:2 says wisdom is with the quiet in spirit. The actual translation from the Hebrew text says “but with the humble is wisdom.”
The person who is full of pride often is boastful and pushy. They usually upset those around them and end up falling flat on their faces. The person who full of themselves never consult God or take the time to listen to God or wait for God to work things out for them. This person usually takes off on their own leaving disaster or bad feelings behind them at every place they have been. By contrast, the person who waits for God is calm. They have a soothing presence about them. They know just the right thing to say because they let God give them the words. If God has not impressed them with the correct thing to say, they remain quiet.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom: and before honor is humility.
The actual translation of this text says it is “ the instruction in wisdom”, meaning by having respect and dependence in the Lord, one will learn wisdom. It is by being humble and waiting for the leading of God that we gain wisdom, bring honor to our names and in turn bring glory to God.
Consider the following text: Matthew 11:29 “Place my yoke over your shoulders, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble. Then you will find rest for yourselves.”
Christ said He was gentle and humble. How can we possibly think we can carry a yoke with him if we are full of pride? The yoke would be uneven if the two carrying it were not working together and of the same mind. There would be no rest in carrying that yoke as it would be a constant struggle to try and keep a balance. It is necessary to be in step with Christ. By being in step with Christ it becomes possible to learn from Him. With Christ as our teacher, we can rest knowing He will show us how to appropriately act in every situation.