A selection of verses warning that we can be so determined to have our own way that we don't listen to what God says.

God tells the prophets Ezekiel and Zechariah that the Israelites won't listen to God and have become stubborn:


Ezekiel 3 verses 7 - 9

7 But the house of Israel will not listen to you, for they will not listen to me; for all the house of Israel are obstinate and hard-hearted. 8 Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads. 9 I have made your forehead as a diamond, harder than flint. Don’t be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.” 



Zechariah 7 verses 11 - 12

11 But they refused to listen, and turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear. 12 Yes, they made their hearts as hard as flint, lest they might hear the law, and the words which the LORD of Armies had sent by his Spirit by the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from the LORD of Armies.


The apostle Paul appeals to the stubborn to think of the consequences of their attitude:


Romans 2 verses 5 - 8

5 But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath, revelation, and of the righteous judgement of God; 6 who “will pay back to everyone according to their works:” 7 to those who by perseverance in well-doing seek for glory, honour, and incorruptibility, eternal life; 8 but to those who are self-seeking, and don’t obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, will be wrath, indignation,


The letter to the Hebrews warns against being stubborn:


Hebrews 3 verses 13 - 15

13 but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called “today”, lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence firm to the end, 15 while it is said, 
“Today if you will hear his voice, 
don’t harden your hearts, as in the rebellion.”