I hope not. Sometimes mine is stiff, sometimes it is even red. But I really do not want one that is too stiff, too stiff to bend. The Pharisees had stiff necks. They refused to see Jesus for who he was, the Christ. Stephen accused them sharply before they decided to kill him.
“You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it.” Acts 7:51-53
God chastised the Israelites over and over for being stiff-necked. I am no different. I do what I want, when I want, see what I want to see, hear what I want to hear. Moses wrote long before Steven was stoned, these encouraging words.
Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today. Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. Deuteronomy 10:15-20
Stephen described just the people Moses asked the Israelites not to be. Resisting the Holy Spirit and not obeying. Instead of being stiff-necked I need to submit to this Awesome God.