Oh Interpretation. We all hear things and read things and interpret them differently from time to time. It’s natural. It’s human nature. It can also get you in big trouble. Some times interpretation is just plain ignorance and other times it’s intentionally interpreted differently than from the original meaning just to see how the other person will react.
So many things can be interpreted differently. Yet there are just some things that can only be interpreted one way. The bible is one of those things that can be interpreted differently by people. No one can say one persons interpretation is right or wrong because it is just that, an interpretation. When people are having just a casual conversation, someone can say something and depending on culture or how they were raised it can have an entirely different meaning to them so they interpret what they say as something different then what the person actually meant.
I believe when people read between the lines that is exactly what they are doing, they are interpreting what a person is saying. I for one always say, If those words did not come out of my mouth then that’s not what I said, you interpreted it wrong. I hate people taking what I say, and then say I said something else because they “assumed” I meant something different. Did I say what you “assumed”? No? Then that’s not what I meant. I meant exactly the words that I said. Nothing more, nothing less.
So do you tend to interpret things differently then how people mean them or do you take what people actually say at face value?