Piling glories up in mounds...
Massive crowds attest your fame.
Revel as your praise abounds...
All the world will shout your name.
But those glories will not last.
That's the road to hell and death.
All your honors will be dashed
As you take your final breath.
Christ's own kill their proud desires;
Gladly choose a place that's low.
They escape hell's brimstone fires.
Final glory's what they know.
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor
than to divide the spoil with the proud.
(Proverbs 16:19 ESV)
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
(1 Peter 5:5 ESV)