"God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble," according to 1 Peter. Pride receives God's reisistance, and the only thing that can change it is to humble yourself and repent. Faith does not work in the environment of pride, and you can forget about any possibility of answered prayer. The disastrous effects of pride are a huge warning and correction for believers. Pride smells worse than a skunk in the world of the spirit. God hates it and so should we.