He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.
But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.
But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears that they might not hear.
And that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.
As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.
But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.
Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass,
Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.
And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people."
Listen to me, you stubborn of heart, you who are far from righteousness:
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
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