1 Peter 5:5-7 (ESV):
5 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.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
James 4:6-10 (ESV):
6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
First of all, what do Peter and James mean by being proud and humble? What are the Biblical definitions of pride and humility?
Why does God oppose the proud but give grace to the humble? What is the logic behind this principle/law?
Is there something inherently wrong about being proud? Why is pride a bad thing?
Is there something inherently good about being humble? Why is humility a good thing?