Jesus did not commit Himself to them. Because Jesus knew, what was in man —John 2:24-25.
Disillusionment means to have no more illusions.
- No more misconceptions.
- No more dishonest opinions.
- No more wrong judgments in life.
It means being free from these deceptions.
Truth is: No one is perfect. Everybody makes mistakes.
But our understanding of disillusionment may actually make us distrustful and overly critical in our judgement of others.
But the disillusion that comes from God inspire us to the point where we find people as they truly are, even without any cynicism or any stinging and harsh criticism.
Many of the things in life that impose the greatest hurt, heartbreak, or pain, stem from the fact that we learn from illusions.
We are not true to one another as facts. We expect too much from human beings. So when we find out that someone has flaws, which everyone do – we get disappointed.
We are only accurate to our misconceived thoughts of one another.
According to our thoughts, everything is either:
- enjoyable and pleasurable
- malicious and
Refusing to be disillusioned – or see the truth as it really is, is the source of much of the suffering of human living.
This is how that hurt happens.
- If we love someone, but do not love God, we expect certain flawlessness and righteousness from that person.
- When our expectations are not satisfied, we become bitter and resentful.
- We are demanding of a human being something which he could never possibly afford.
There is only one Being who can fully satisfy our hurting human soul – That is Jesus Christ.
God is so obviously obstinate with regard to every human love because He knows that every human relationship that is not founded on faithfulness to Himself will end in catastrophe.
Jesus trusted no one.
He never placed His faith in people.
He was never cynical or bitter.
The faith of Jesus in God, and in what God’s grace could do for anyone, was so complete that He never despaired. He never gave up hope for any person.
If our hope is placed in human beings, we will end up despairing of everyone.