9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

It is often the simplest lessons that are the hardest to learn, because they cut so deeply into our lives. They cut deeply into, and uproot, the basic principles that the world operates upon, and regards as fundamental wisdom.

The teaching of Jesus was addressed to the task of breaking into this taken-for-granted and almost impervious bottom layer of false human wisdom, and completely clearing the ground so that a unique and different kind of life, based entirely on spiritual principles, might be developed in men for God's eternal use and pleasure.

The actual, recorded words of Jesus are comparatively few. Therefore their individual importance is great, for in this brief body of teaching alone lies life.

"The words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit and they are life" (John 6:63).

Let us not be misled by the apparent simplicity of Jesus' words. They will be found to be the deepest, most piercing, and most revolutionary words ever spoken. Once they come into a man's life, and begin to actually take hold upon it, they will gradually rob him of everything that the world regards as deĀ­sirable and worthwhile, but as they clear away the empty, worldly things they will fill his life with satisfactions infinitely more desirable.

It is only those, says Jesus, who lose their lives that truly find life. The life of Jesus cannot be veneered on to the surface of a prosperous, worldly life. It must be a fresh, new creation. New wine cannot be put into old bottles, nor can new patches be put on old wornout garments.

Bro Growcott - BYT 4: 20