What was so different about Jesus? Why was God more pleased with Jesus than any other man or woman who had ever lived? He was sinless! He had prepared himself to become the sacrifice that would save the world. He “was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Heb. 4:15). This alone allowed God to make “Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2Cor. 5:21). Jesus knew no sin! He was tempted like we are, but without sin!
Jesus perfectly reflected what God sought to see in men. Every emotion, every thought, every word and deed met the perfect standard by which all will be measured. He told the apostles “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (Jn. 14:9), and also told John the Baptist, “blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” (Lk. 7:23). When Peter sought to honor Jesus by placing Him on the same level as Moses and Elijah, God again said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" (Mt. 17:5-6). Far from honoring Him, Peter had diminished Him. There is no one like Him! But it was only because He kept God’s commands