Then if you walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me, I will bring more plagues upon you, sevenfold as many as your sins." (Leviticus 26:18-21 RSV)"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the pride of men shall be humbled; and The Lord alone will be exalted in that day." (Isaiah 2:11 RSV)"A man's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor" (Proverbs 29:23 RSV)The Bible also speaks of a form of pride, but there is a difference - it's based on a pride for others who are living in obedience to God.
"Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.
I think in some ways I had internalized a false idea that humility to a fault is the only way to behave ‘properly.’ Having believed this without questioning it, I have been hitting my head against a wall trying to understand how to market my art. It felt too prideful and definitely not humble to advertise about my creations. But if I offer what I love in a way that is humble and I’m also proud of, that’s exactly the balance I desire.
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