“Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver; and instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. [Instead of the tyranny of the present] I will appoint peace as your officers and righteousness as your taskmasters.” Isaiah 60:17 ->me: God talks here of everything being transformed upwards…every additional day that I am spending with the Lord feels like this – Love is grander, days are brighter, sleeps are deeper, contentment is stronger, compassion runs deeper, patience is longer, and comfort is more plentiful. I love ‘peace as your officers’…essentially being calmed and not being allowed to become anxious. ‘Righteousness as taskmasters’…God uses this word [taskmasters] in Exodus 3:7 to describe the oppression the Israelites were under in Egypt and why He needed to rescue them. Here He uses the same word again but to represent the very best the Lord would wish upon us in a world ruled by Him. May righteousness be my taskmaster; may I be kept in line by the officer of peace…then will everything I know continue to be transformed upward, including my mindset and hope.