Once more war broke out, and David went out and fought the Philistines. He struck them with such force that they fled before him.
But an evil spirit from the LORD came upon Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the harp, Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him as Saul drove the spear into the wall. That night David made good his escape.
Saul sent men to David's house to watch it and to kill him in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, warned him, "If you don't run for your life tonight, tomorrow you'll be killed." So Michal let David down through a window, and he fled and escaped. Then Michal took an idol [b] and laid it on the bed, covering it with a garment and putting some goats' hair at the head. 1 Samuel 19:8-13
Nothing speaks love and affection greater than your father-in-law throwing a spear at you while you're playing a harp! I am certainly glad I didn't live under that abusive man. You just never knew when his personality would change!
Entire books have been written about "How to Live with Impossible People." As a subject or servant, you need grace, plenty of grace. God will give you that Grace when you need it. Unfortunately, many need that kind of grace every day! He will give it Every Day. Thank the Lord for that!