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"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle."
Men have always had a love affair with speed. The faster they can go– first with horses, then with cars
and now with space shuttles– the happier they are. Speed has increased to the point where we have
moved from measuring events by the calendar (years, months, weeks) to often measuring them in
nanoseconds (one billionth of a second) to reflect how fast things are moving. And what's more, each
increase in speed is usually greeted with enthusiasm.
But that was not the case with Job. He bemoaned a speed that most of us are not too thrilled about–
the speed with which the days of our lives go by. The fastest object Job had to compare his life to was
the shuttle used by a weaver to create a piece of cloth.
A skilled weaver could sling the shuttle back and forth at eye-blurring speed. Job's lament was that his
days seemed to be going by as quickly as the weaver's shuttle.
The longer we live, the faster our days do seem to go by. Even though 24 hours is still the same, the
events of our lives begin to stack up quickly on the history side. At the same time, the future side gets
shorter and shorter, and the events of life seem to come more rapidly.
This should motivate us to make sure that we diligently invest our time more wisely. As the days
speed by like a weaver's shuttle, make sure you accomplish each day what the Lord wants you to do.
If you are putting things off until "someday," stop procrastinating. Do them now. Someday will be
here and gone before you know it. The days of your life are being played out as rapidly as the fast-
moving weaver's shuttle. Someday the shuttle will be stilled. Don't be caught with work for the Lord
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