When I strain out a gnat and swallow a camel,
shake me, O God, as one shakes with
a sieve, until I listen to what
your Spirit is saying.
Reach down from
on high and take me;
draw me out of mighty waters.
Ps. 18:1-20; 147:12-20; 126; 62
[The LORD] reached down from on high, he took me;
he drew me out of mighty waters.
For lo, I will command,
and shake the house of Israel among all the nations
as one shakes with a sieve,
but no pebble shall fall to the ground.
Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
"…You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel! …" [Jesus to the scribes and Pharisees]