Here are some thoughts that I have gleaned from reading the bible:
Self esteem says “I am as good as you are”.
Humility says “You are as good as I am”.
Pride says “I am better than you are”.
My pride denies your self esteem.
Love is a blend of humility and self esteem, while pride stands on the outside looking in.
The one thing that disturbs me most with Christians today is that so many of them are using the words of Leviticus to support their pride, when they should be using the teachings of Jesus to improve their Love.