Psalm 142 is special to me because...as I mentioned, it is my biography...I have been there!
"When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me." -Psalm 142:3
David said his enemies had privily (secretly) laid a trap for him to step into. I've had people do this to me before. It's a very hurtful experience when someone cheats or hurts you, or when somebody spreads lies about you (or even worse, the truth). People just love to gossip and tear-down other people. Because I am a Christian, I've learned that some people will just sit in wait (as a predator), just waiting for you to stumble and mess up. Then when you finally do stumble, they are overjoyed inside to go tell everyone what a great big hypocrite you are. But do you know what? They are the big hypocrite because they are the one doing the judging. The hypocrite in Matthew 7 is not the person with the beam in his or her own eye, it's the person with the beam in their eye who casts judgment upon someone else's sliver. Jesus was teaching that since we are ALL ditty-rotten sinners, no one has a right to judge another. The fact is that we all have a beam in our eye, but most people only see the sliver.