I have observed many a man (and woman) self destruct in their own arrogance and self righteousness. It is excruciating and heartbreaking to watch. You cannot defend God’s Way by transgressing His Word.
God have mercy upon me, a sinner. Have mercy upon us all. Expose our arrogance. Give Light to Your Way.
2 Corinthians 10:12 ESV Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding
Proverbs 26:12 ESV Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 3:7 ESV Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
Luke 14:11 ESV For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Philippians 2:3-5 ESV Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  tLet each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,