ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Two of the Most Destructive Words.

Updated on June 10, 2012

Refusing to admit wrong is stupid


What are the two words that always go together?

“When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long.” Psalm 32:3 New International Version

What are the two words that always go together?

Give up?

Stupid and stubborn.

You know there are people, and unfortunately I have met many of them, who refuse to admit they are wrong. They know dead to rights they are wrong, but will never admit it.

One time when I was teaching some Chinese students, there was a rule in class only speak English.” I was helping this one student when I heard a student across from her speak Chinese. If you speak Chinese you must come to the front of the class and sing a silly song. They didn’t whisper it, they were talking out loud. I spun around and pointed at them “You spoke Chinese.” No I didn’t teacher” “”I heard you”!” They swore up and down they weren’t speaking Chinese.

May sound funny but that is the way many people are. They are caught dead to rights doing wrong, but will never admit it. But you know what? As they get older, they have fewer and fewer friends and are sad miserable people. If only they would confess their sins, a heavy load would be lifted from their spirits.

“When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long. . . . My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Finally I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them. . . . And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone” Psalm 32:3-5 New International Version

How about you? Have you done something or someone wrong and refuse to admit it and apologize? Have you done wrong to God and refused to admit it and apologize?I warn you children, it will weight you down and suck the life out of you like you suck pop out of a straw. I know, I have seen it many times. People who were once lively and happy, now are sorrowful, bitter and empty shells of people. All because they are stubborn and stupid. Stupid because they know what they did was wrong and should rectify it. Stubborn because they refuse to admit they are wrong and rectify it.

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: to choose one’s attitude.” Viktor Frankl

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rohi (the Lord is our Sheppard) whenever I am a stubborn pig headed child discipline me in a manner which will correct me. Help me to always walk in harmony with You. I request this in the name of our greatest teacher, Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Hi internationalearn

      I couldn't agree with you more on both counts.

      Although, after praying the Holy Spirit helps me to humbly and sincerly apologize and most times the relationship is strengthened because of it,

      God bless you

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I always admit (not happily though) when I am proven wrong, I too have met to many people in my life that could be described as you call it stubborn and stupid in negating their wrong deeds to the end. I didn't want to be like that.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you for a very insightful comment.

      God bless you.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      you lay a good foundation for this conclusion.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)