30 Saul’s anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, “You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don’t I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you? 31 As long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Now send someone to bring him to me, for he must die!”
32 “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” Jonathan asked his father. 33 But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David.
Saul was taking things into his own hands and trying to secure his throne for his family’s future generations. He had been told his dynasty with end with him. He knew he would get no help from God, so he was trying to secure his throne through sinful ways. Jonathan could have made the move to become the next king by killing his rival, David. Jonathan loved God and knew that David was to be the next king. He did not sin against God or David. Have you ever tried to take things into your own hands to get what you want even when you knew that the path was not clear to you, or it would cause you make wrong choices? Talk to God first before making a decision. Make sure what you are doing does not cause you to sin or sin against someone else. Look for those God ordained open doors. You know a closed door when you see it. Choose the righteous path and do what is right.