Summary: We need to honestly evaluate our STUBBORNESS and correct our attitudes to align with God's desires.
I AM SO THANK I DO NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM... STUBBORNESS
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
In the fall of 1994, REUTERS NEWS AGENCY reported a story of
ALBERTO GAUNA that lived in the northern province of Chaco in ARGENTINA.
It was reported that ALBERTO had been depressed for some time. So he decided to
KILL HIMSELF. He bought a .22 CALIBER PISTOL... He place the pistol to his right
temple and pulled the trigger. THE GUN FIRED but ALBERTO LIVED.
ALBERTO waited a few minutes and decide to put the gun to his FOREHEAD, he did
and pulled the trigger and fired... Alberto lived.
Alberto decided to place the pistol at his right temple again and he fired the gun. Once again
Alberto was alive? So he fired the gun, bang! He lived...
Alberto then decided to try a different part of his body, so he fired the gun into his stomach.
Alberto was still conscious so he fired the gun again.
Alberto had 4 rounds in his head, and 2 rounds in his stomach --- 6 shots and he was still alive.
FINALLY ALBERTO WAS OUT OF AMMO --- A STILL LIVING AND CONSIOUS.
He was a very perseverant or stubborn man. 6 shots and a long hospital stay did not
seem to help ALBERTO?
them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
I. COME LET US DEFINE WHAT STUBBORN MEANS?
STUBBORN: to refuse to change, refuse to stop doing,
fixedness that resist, hard to convince
hard to move or persuade
difficult to handle or manage
clinging to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reasoning
BULL HEADED, hard headed, mulish
II. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT BEING STUBBORN?
STUBBORN IS USED 17X'S
STUBBORNESS 9X'S HARD HEART stiff necked
STUBBORNLY 3X'S OBSTINATE
must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed
them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
III. OLD PREACHER SAMUEL HAS SEEN A VERY TALENTED --- POTENTIAL YOUNG MAN
WITH A BAD ATTITUDE RE-INFORCE HIS NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR AND THE PREACHER
WARNS THE FIRST KING OF ISRAEL... SAUL YOU ARE HEADED FOR TROUBLE...
A. STUBBORNESS is a COVENANT KILLER ---
as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than
the fat of rams. 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.