Chapter 4 – Heading The Wrong Direction


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify non-Biblical methods of seeking guidance.
  • Distinguish between false and true prophets of God.
  • Define the word “emulations.”



It is just as important to know how not to do something as it is to know how to do it.

A great inventor in the United States named Thomas Edison conducted over 1,000 experiments which failed before he perfected the light bulb. When asked if he regretted all that wasted time, he said “No. I discovered over 1,000 ways NOT to do it.” In the future, he did not have to waste time using methods which did not work.

In the Bible God warns of ways you should NOT seek guidance for your life. If you heed these warnings, you will not waste time with non-Biblical methods of guidance of which God does not approve. This will prevent you from making bad decisions and heading the wrong direction in life.

In other chapters you will learn how God revealed His will in the past and how He speaks to men in present times. But first, we must eliminate the negatives. These are the ways you should NOT seek guidance.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.