What does the Bible say about being stubborn?
Here's the answer:
The Bible says stubbornness is a sin.
There are a lot of people who were stubborn in the Bible. Stubbornness is never referred to in the Bible as being a good thing. Normally when a person is stubborn, they are disobedient, rebellious, and won’t listen to what other people have to say. The Israelites were stubborn at times. They would not listen to God. Due to their stubbornness, God was going to destroy them (Deuteronomy 9:13-14).
In the Old Testament, if a child was stubborn and would not listen to their parents, they were stoned to death (Deuteronomy 21:21). No one is going to be stoned today because of stubbornness, but being stubborn is still a bad thing.
During Jesus’ ministry, the Pharisees were stubborn. The Pharisees refused to believe Jesus because of their stubbornness. Stubbornness caused them to reject Jesus and kill Him (Mark 3:1-6). In your daily life, you do not need to be stubborn. You need to be open and listen to others. God and your parents want the best for you. Do not take up an attitude of stubbornness.
"In spite of that, Pharaoh became stubborn. He wouldn’t listen to them, just as the Lord had said. Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Pharaoh is very stubborn. He refuses to let the people go'" (Exodus 7:13-14).
"You stubborn people! You won’t obey! You won’t listen! You are just like your people of long ago! You always oppose the Holy Spirit!" (Acts 7:51).
"But you are stubborn. In your heart you are not sorry for your sins. You are storing up anger against yourself. The day of God’s anger is coming. Then his way of judging fairly will be shown" (Romans 2:5).