Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
Jesus Knowns What Is in Man
Ultimately, the gospel is not about us establishing a relationship with Jesus; it is about Jesus establishing a relationship with us—not simply as a consequence of our believing information about him, but more by Jesus “entrusting” himself to us in his revelation of himself. Jesus never did “signs” to impress anyone but to reveal himself as the Messiah and to redeem those he came to save as they recognized who he was and received what he was doing for them.
We know God only because we are known by God (Gal. 4:9). Until God reveals his Son to us and in us (Gal. 1:15–16), we remain spiritually dead (Eph. 2:5). Salvation, from beginning to end, is all of grace. This becomes clear as John now records for us the coming-to-faith experiences of a wide range of people.
*These devos are taken from Crossway's, ESV Gospel Transformation Bible.