Dinner Conversation: Top Bible scriptures interpreted wrong?

Dinner Conversation: Top Bible scriptures interpreted wrong? January 23, 2024

Bible Talk

When it comes to the question, ‘What Bible scriptures are most often interpreted wrong?’ My mind goes to two scriptures. 

Spare the rod Proverbs 14 V24 ( 24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. ), many people misinterpret this quote and use it as an excuse to mentally, physically, and emotionally abuse their offspring.

The second bible verse that I bible get misinterpreted a lot is the Bible scripture that speaks of teaching a man how to fish; “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime,” It is not in the bible. It is a quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism.  

How To Avoid Misinterpretation With The Word

To avoid misinterpretation of the bible and its teaching, you must surround yourself with other believers. 1 Corinthians 1:10 says ” But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”


You should also study it daily so that you can be a living example by how you treat others and show your brotherly love for all of mankind. Psalm 119 V9 ” How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.”

Dear God

Continue to help us learn from your word and not misinterpret it. Please help us to concentrate on you and the wonderful life you want us to have through your son Jesus.- Amen

This recipe is easy to make and easy to pack and share with a large crowd, perfect for after a fellowship! 

*Chef’s Tip if you don’t eat pork feel free to substitute with Chicken or Turkey.

Happy Eating! 

Green Enchilada Pork Chili Recipe

Great for large gatherings.


  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 -1/2 pound Pork tenderloin, cubed
  • 1 -tablespoon Mexican seasoning 
  • 1 -onion, chopped fine
  • 2 -garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4- cup chopped fresh Cilantro, divided
  • 2 -cans (15 oz. ) Pinto beans, rinsed, divided
  • 1 jar (16 oz)- green salsa
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) -fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Mexican style finely shredded cheese


Cooking Directions


  1. Heat Italian dressing in Dutch oven or a small stockpot on medium-high heat.
  2. Season meat with Mexican seasoning
  3. Add meat, onions, garlic, and 2 Tablespoons of Cilantro; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until meat is done. Stir frequently.
  4. Meanwhile, mash 1/2 the beans in small bowl.
  5. Add mashed mashed beans, remaining whole beans, salsa, broth and corn to meat mixture in pan.
  6. Mix well
  7. Bring to a boil; cover.
  8. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Stir occassionally.
  9. Place 1/4 cup chips in each of 8 serving bowls
  10. Top with chili, Sour cream, Cheese and remaining Cilantro.

*Chef’s Tip if you don’t eat pork feel free to substitute with Chicken or Turkey.


About Christy Lee
The Author of this column is a Chef and lifestyle food blogger. She is also very rooted in her spiritual well being. She utilizes the food God has provided us to make affordable, healthy meals. You can read more about the author here.

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