Proverbs 3:34 (NKJV) — 34 Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.
God deals with people on the basis of the way they respond to Him. The greatest secret to being used by God is to be humble; the greatest hindrance to being blessed and used by God is pride.
Both James and Peter quoted this verse.
James 4:6 (NKJV) — 6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
1 Peter 5:5 (NKJV) — 5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”