Regarding authority what can we learn from David and how he handled Saul’s treatment of himself? What of Moses and the rebellion and Korah, Dathan and Abiram and also at one stage of Aaron and Miriam?
Pride is the root cause of rebellion and was the very cause of Satan’s own rebellion.
James 4:6-7 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.