“Pride isn’t just a sin; it’s part of the definition of sin. Pride puts us in the place of God. We turn from our chief end of glorifying God and make our chief end glorifying ourselves. And we even do this with sanctification. We make sanctification our achievement and glory. CJ Mahaney calls this “cosmic plagiarism”.
This is why humility is a paradigm of repentance. to humble ourselves before God is to repent of our god complex.”
~Tim Chester, You Can Change, 118