Pride is before the crash. This is taken from Proverbs 16:18.
What power our sinful tendencies exert on us! Take, for example, pride. This trait can interfere with our listening to the voice of Jehovah and can lead us to take a disastrous course. A proud person has an exaggerated opinion of himself. He may feel that he has the right to do whatever he wants and that no one can tell him what to do. So he may feel that he is above the direction and counsel of fellow Christians, the elders, or even God’s organization. For such a person, the sound of Jehovah’s voice becomes very faint. During Israel’s wilderness trek, Korah, Dathan, and Abiram rebelled against the authority of Moses and Aaron. Because of pride, the rebels made independent arrangements to worship Jehovah. How did Jehovah respond? He executed them. This is from in Numbers 26:8-10: “The son of Pallu was Eliab. And the sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram. This Dathan and Abiram were chosen ones of the assembly who fought against Moses and Aaron along with Korah’s group when they fought against Jehovah. Then the earth opened and swallowed them up. As for Korah, he died with his supporters when the fire consumed 250 men. And they became a warning example.”
What a crucial lesson this historical account teaches us! Rebellion against Jehovah leads to disaster. Isaiah 13:11 is a warning to us all: “I will call the inhabited earth to account for its badness, And the wicked for their error. I will put an end to the pride of the presumptuous, And I will humble the haughtiness of tyrants.”