A young 18-year-old from Connecticut would do well to remember the fifth commandment. When his mother insisted he clean his room, he cursed her. When things got out of hand, the police showed up and arrested him. His response was to tell the police, “I have rights.”
--The Week, October 14, 2011 p. 6 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
The fifth commandment, to Honor Father and Mother is often broken, even though Ephesians 6:2 reminds us that it is the only commandment with a promise. “That your days may be prolonged,” is a significant promise.
Exodus 20:12 (NASB) "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.