PLEAD THE FIFTH – If you’re a Christian parent who is raising kids who claim to be Christians themselves, you may need to plead the fifth. I’m not talking about the fifth amendment that preserves your right not incriminate yourself. I’m talking about the fifth commandment. If your kids are in the habit of showing you disrespect by sassing you and disregarding the rules for your home. Well, after you exercise some swift and firm discipline, you must consider the fifth commandment.
Of the ten commandments, the first four are considered vertical; and, speak of how man should relate to God. The following six are considered horizontal; and speak to how mankind should relate to one another. The very first of the horizontal commandments is the fifth commandment to honor our father and our mother. Parents would do well to acquaint their kids with it from an early age. Parents, it’s OK to plead the fifth!