Stubbornness is a sin that we don*t talk about very much. We are all guilty of it at times. We don*t like it in others but we don*t see a problem with it in ourselves.
1 Samuel 15:23: For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
God says stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. We must confess it and forsake it.
Jude 1:3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Stubbornness is insisting on something that I want. Contending for the faith is contending for something God wants. When I am stubborn I am not esteeming others better than self. When I am contending for the faith I am esteeming God better than any of us. When I am stubborn I am not swift to hear. When I am stubborn I am presumptuous. When I am stubborn I am not pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, or full of mercy and good works. When I am stubborn I am having respect of persons for myself. When I am stubborn I am proud. When I am stubborn I am leaning on my own understanding.
Philippians 2:3: Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
James 1:19: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Psalms 19:13: Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
James 3:17: But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 2:1: My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.