The Righteousness of the Victim evokes Fear and Anger in the Abuser – page 5 of Scriptures Describing Abuse
1 Sam. 18:12, 15, 29 Saul was afraid of David because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. And when Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in fearful awe of him. Saul was even more afraid of David. So Saul was David’s enemy continually.
The perpetrator is afraid because of the victim’s godliness. This fear enrages him more; all emotions in a perpetrator get converted into anger.
Gen. 4:3-5 In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.
1 John 3:12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.
John 3:19-20 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
2 Tim. 3:2a, 3b For men will be… despisers of good…(NKJV)