24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
If Jesus had found men He could trust, His death would have been unnecessary.
We would need only better programming or motivation.
But our problem was not one of being close but no cigar, but rather one more akin to being up a crick without a paddle.
Jesus knows the depths of depravity because He resisted them all.
He knows the darkness and despair of our condition because He lived among it without indulging it.
He NEVER sinned.
May we too not entrust ourselves to men, but in faith entrust ourselves to Jesus.