That is a sin that we don*t talk about very much. We are all guilty of it sometimes. 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.
Stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
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 fighting for what I want. Contending for the faith is fighting for what 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.*
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.
Exodus 32:9: And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
Deuteronomy 10:16: Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
2 Chronicles 30:8: Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.