Humility comes before honor. (The Bible)

Humility is a quality difficult to acquire and maintain. With the least little accomplishment, the human heart tends to become proud, to accept the plaudits of the crowd as deserving. The Bible also says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment” (Romans 13:3). We must not pretend to be humble; just live humbly.

Dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5)