But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.
John 2:24,25 ESV
These verses speak to the understanding nature of Jesus. He knew all people from the perspective of being one of them and yet being their creator. This put Jesus in an unusual position. No one could keep a secret from Jesus, because he knew every person's heart. This unique perspective kept Jesus alert to all that went on around him and in the minds of those that followed him.
The amazing thing is, that in spite of Jesus knowledge of man he loved people unconditionally. He sacrificed himself for those he knew, did not deserve what he was doing for them. Jesus came to experience life just like we do. So when it says he knew what was in man, the knowledge came from first hand experience.
He showed compassion for humanity by coming to live close to those that were enslaved to their evil nature. He came to show us a better way. He came so that he could relate to us on every level and guide us into a better way of living.
So today, know that Jesus knows everything about everyone of us and loves us. He trusted himself to his heavenly Father, to use him to bring us to reconciliation with God. We are blessed because he saved us from ourselves.
© 2013 Leo J. Woodman