One of the key words here is “before” (6440). We have a choice in the direction of our future. There is a time when we stand and face a fork in the road of our life. Actually there are many such times.
God approaches us in many ways. It starts in creation.
(Romans 1:19-20 KJV) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:We are approached through the Sunday School class and the pulpit. We are subjected to bill boards and tracts. People witness to us. We observe the lives of others. We find a Gideon Bible in every motel room we have rented.
So? That was before, this is now. Are you haughty or humble. What difference does it make? Try on a choice between destruction and honor. I hope you are on board.