Stubbornness vs Flexibility

Stubbornness vs Flexibility

Contending for the faith is a form of righteous stubbornness. We must consistently proclaim the truth of the glorious gospel of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 3 should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

It's importance to be stubbornly stedfast in the work of the Lord. You must stay the right course and not accept the false status quo of the world.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

With that said, we must also remain flexible.

We must be willing to learn new things. Without flexibility, we'll end up old, bitter and set in our ways.

The bible talks about being "stiffnecked" and "stiffhearted".

The prophet Jeremiah declared:

But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.

The book of Proverbs says:

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

The mindset that seeks to only listen to people that agree with what you've already determined to believe shows inflexibility.

Be 100% stubborn in the absolute, foundational essentials of the faith.

At the same time, be flexible when it comes to learning a truth from the Bible you haven't seen yet.

Flexibility is how we grow.

Righteous stubbornness is how we become stedfast, and unmovable contenders for the faith of the gospel of Christ.