Read the Bible in a year by reading First Samuel 19--21 today When Anger Attacks Saul was filled with hatred toward David, so much so, that when Saul's son defended David, watch what Saul did. And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said to him, "Why should he be killed? What has he done?" Then Saul cast a spear at him to kill him, by which Jonathan knew that it was determined by his father to kill David. (1Sa. 20:32, 33 NKJV) Saul tried to kill his own son! However, this is typical of anger that when it cannot offer a reason, when it cannot be rational, when its desires are not met, then it flies into a rage. Jonathan was right. What had David done to deserve death? David had not in anyway hurt Saul. However, Saul was jealous of David. Therefore, the king would not listen to reason from his own son, nor could he reason with his son. When anger attacks, it seeks to destroy whatever gets in its way. The moment we have embraced something that cannot be defended rationally, then we are in trouble because someone will challenge us or question us, then our anger will attack us and then we will attack whoever has dared to get in our way. Question from today's reading: What happened when Saul went to Samuel and David?