The Bible is full of wisdom, but there are many popular Bible stories that are commonly misused and misunderstood, even by well-intended Christians. While the Bible is part of daily life for many people, offering wisdom and guidance for how people should live their lives, unfortunately, the text has been retranslated and misinterpreted. Readers and carriers of the message often hear particular verses and passages in ways they were not intended to be read. It’s important that you really understand these stories, particularly if you are living by the Word and professing it to others. The problem with the reading of the Bible today is the fact that many of us hurry the reading, so we aren’t engaged in what the stories say or are really telling us. It becomes problematic when people turn Scripture into a collection of one-liners without paying attention to the context of the verse or the history behind the text. Here are five misused Bible stories and the surprising ways they are misunderstood.