Btw, Rom 3.27 --
Paul is writing about the law. The issue I brought up is not part of the law. There's no law against believing man is made in God's image or that God takes a personal interest in your soul. This reference is irrelevant even internally.
If we look earlier in the chapter, "Jew are entrusted with the oracles of God." That's inherently prideful, in a "human way" of speaking. Paul acknowledges this human way of speaking. That's how I speak.
And if we plug the sin of pride into verse 20, we have "through the law (against pride) we become conscious of our pride."