He Knew What
Was In Man
John 2:2
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He Knew What Was In Man

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name,
when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them,
because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what
was in man. (John 2:23-25 KJV)

The Passover

Having been at Jerusalem, as the Law demanded, for the Passover (the celebration of Israel
being delivered from the Egyptian bondage by God passing over their homes when the firstborn
died in each household in Egypt because of the blood that was placed on the door) ….

Many Believed

Jesus performed miracles. What kind of miracles: whether against natural forces or sickness; we
are not told. Unquestionably, whatever the type of miracles He performed they proclaimed His
glory and showed His power. Many believed in Jesus in the beginning of His ministry, only to
leave Him later on.


A miracle is something that is against the laws of nature, running contrary to them. It is something
that does not naturally occur. It is supernatural in its origin, and in its occurrence. This is different
from praying for an individual, and seeing the gradual improvement of their condition. That is
Providential. Miraculous is placing hands upon them, and they are immediately healed of the
disease and all of its attendant consequences.

Jesus Did Not Trust Them

Although there were many who believed on/in Jesus during His visit to Jerusalem, Jesus did not
trust them, or in the words of the KJV, commit Himself unto them. Just because someone
believes in Jesus, or recognizes who He is, does not mean that they are a trustworthy disciple.
The devils believe.

And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God.
And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. {to
speak...: or, to say that they knew him to be Christ} And when it was day, he departed and
went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that
he should not depart from them. (Luke 4:41-42 KJV)

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? (James 2:19-20 KJV)

He Knew What Was In Man

Jesus knew what was in the heart of man. He knew their thoughts, their hopes and their dreams.
Nothing was hid from Him. He knew the treachery, the hypocrisy and the betrayal that would await
Him later. He was not deceived by the momentary popularity that seems to trick so many. He
knew that He would be betrayed, tried and crucified by their demand. These are the same people
who would cry out, Crucify Him! He was a discerner of the thoughts and intents of their hearts.
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the
things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11 KJV)

Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of
unbelief. {unbelief: or, disobedience} For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there
any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the
eyes of him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:11-13 KJV)

He knows what is in you … and loves you anyway; but that does not mean He approves
and accepts you.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he
that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:
depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine,
and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the
rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it
fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine,
and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:21-27 KJV)

Joh 2:1Sa 16:7; 1Ch 28:9; Mt 9:4; Mr 2:8; Joh 6:64; 16:30; Ac 1:24; Re 2:23