Continuing a pattern from 6 days before, the IDF dropped several bombs on Gaza after mortar fire landed in southern Israel from Gaza.
1Yahvah, you have searched me and known me.
2You know my downsitting and my uprising, you understand my thoughts from above.
3You know my way and my paths, and are acquainted with all my ways.
4For if there is deception in my tongue, look, Yahvah, you know it altogether.
5From the beginning to the end, you know me, Yahvah, for you have formed and laid your hand on me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.
7Where will I go from your spirit? Where will I flee from your presence?
8If I ascend into the skies, you are there; if I descend into the grave, look, you are also there.
9If I lift up my wings like those of an eagle, and live in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10even there, your hand will also lead me, and your right hand will hold me.
11If I say, Surely the darkness will be as light on me; even the night will be light before my face.
12The darkness will not be dark to you; but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to you.
13For you have made my heart; you have accepted me from my mother's womb.
14I will praise you, because of the wonders which you have done; marvellous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.
15My substance was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret, and marvellously worked in the lowest parts of the land.
16Your eyes saw my substance, yet being imperfect; and on your books, all these things were written, even before day was and man was brought into existence.
17How precious also are your mercies to me, god! How great is the total of them?
18If I should count the best of them, they are more in number than the grains of sand; when I awake, I am still with you.
19Surely, you will slay the wicked, god; depart from me, therefore, you bloody men.
20For they speak against you, and have taken your city without cause.
21I hate them, Yahvah, who hate you; and I am grieved with those who rise up against you.
22I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
23Search me, god, and know my heart; try me, and know my ways,
24and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
The Israelis bombed targets in Gaza, with some landing in a field while others hit smuggling tunnels. This was the second set of air strikes within the past week.
This psalm deals with the specific issue of hiding, and couches the issue in terms of hiding from God. The Gaza smuggling tunnels are similar, a way to hide contraband carried into Gaza.
The psalm makes the point that it is not possible to hide from God, that He knows everything. The sense of this headline is that the Gazan's cannot hide from God, nor can they hide from Israel. The tunnels are below, see verse 2 and are paths, see verse 3. There is debate about what is carried in the tunnels, household goods vs. weapons, see verse 4.
Verse 7 uses the term "grave" as a place to hide, which is like the tunnels that were targeted this day.
Verses 11 and 12 deal with hiding in darkness, another match to these tunnels. Verse 15 continues the theme.
Verse 16 deals with the prophetic nature of the headline, how it was written in the books before. Of course this is happening as we describe it here. (Of course any headline we call out would be so pre-described.)
Verses 19 through 22 deal with those who are opposed to God, the Gazans.
The Psalm ends with a prayer to be lead in God's ways.