Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. But Jesus would not ENTRUST HIMSELF TO THEM, for he know all people. He did not need the testimony about mankind, for he know what was in each person. - John 2:23-25
The term "Entrust himself to them" in the Greek is (Pisteauo) - To entrust a thing to one, his fidelity. This is the same expression used in John 3"16 (For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that whoever BELIEVES IN (Pisseau) him shall not perish but have eternal life). Our belief - our Pisteau - belongs to Christ alone. But our pride and ambition confuses our fidelity so easily. We are so quick to "entrust ourselves" to the people we look up to or those who make us feel good about ourselves. But it is a slippery slope when we seek the approval of man. Rather, we should appreciate the correction from a brother or admonition given in love. It is a joy to express our appreciation for a brother or sister in the Lord and it is uplifting to feel appreciated. But guard your heart - that place that belongs to God alone. There is a fidelity of soul that belongs only to him and when we give that away to anyone else, it can easily become lead us astray. It is from God alone that our soul longs to hear "well done, good and faithful servant" and it is he alone who deserves our Pisteauo. No one is more loving than Jesus and no one is more committed to the Father than he. We need to look to him who is the author and finisher of our faith.