Let us not say to Jesus that he can be our SOMETHING but not our EVERYTHING.
Let us not say to him that he is our HOPE but not our comfort, and CERTAINLY not our joy; those things come from this world.
And then, let us look at what the TRUTH of the promises are. NOT metaphoric. NOT for this world. NOT for this life. NOT for the self indulgent culture that seeks only those things that relate to itself.
This is outside of us. This is life. This is GOD. This is salvation.