Jesus is warning us that a child that doesn't honor their father or mother is the same child that will be consumed with evil thoughts of murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony and slander. They will be the children that never have anything to say good about a parent. They cannot be trusted. These are the children that will turn against a parent. The son or daughter that steals from their parents that are more interested in obtaining and early inheritance than a long standing relationship with a parent.
A child that is consumed with evil thoughts of revenge and getting even doesn't have their heart in the right place.
I don't know how many times in my life I have seen children speak badly against a parent, and these children are the ones that steal and think of all kinds of evil in the dark and play it out in their lifetime. We need to direct our children into the light and out of darkness that will consume them for all eternity...
Especially children that come from broken homes that are caught in the drama between, he said, she said. Then it becomes the child said, what? This is usually when the bad things from the child's mouth comes from a bitter divorced parent. I have also witnessed where children that are taken from broken homes will often say bad things about an adopted parent or foster parent to get attention. It can be to get pity so others will feel sorry for them and buy them new clothes. Or they like to play with other peoples' emotions and manipulate them by playing mind games. You have to understand some of these children are as sinister as their bio-parent or biological parent.
You don't want to be the one that gets caught up in the slander and jeopardizes another's soul. If you go along with an undisciplined child you're going to be dragged down with them. It isn't worth the cost of collateral damage. If a child gives up on a parent that parent may give ujp on themselves and become insecure of who they are, and start acting out the lies because this is what others think of them, and what good does it do to prove them different. I'm telling you slander can destroy a single parent. It can hurt an adoptive parent that doesn't think they can measure up to parenting. You can't believe everything you hear. If you are a friend or neighbor of the child, you need to think where that source is coming from. And shame on you for encouraging a child to speak against a parent.
This is why it is so important for parents to take the time and teach their children about the word of God. As a parent, we are given a short window of opportunity. If we don't use it our children can grow up to be bitter and coldhearted. It's up to us to teach our children the word of God and what God says about respecting your parents.
Matthew 15:18 But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart.
And as Christians, we shouldn't encourage children to speak badly of their parents, whether they're biological or adopted, we should encourage one another in the name of Jesus Christ!