# Why is Jesus Christ the model of a moral person?

Jesus Christ is the model of a moral person because He fulfilled the requirements of the Ten Commandments and did not break them once.
In the case of the unbelieving Jews, Jesus said they honored their father the Devil, who was a murderer from the beginning. Whereas the child who honors the Heavenly Father inherits the land, which God has promised to all who honor their parents—in the Lord!
Jesus, at the age of twelve, demonstrated this when He was at the temple and stated that He was in His Father’s house (Luke 2:49).
Jesus evidently grew up in an environment where He did not covet, and because of this, He had no cause to bear false witness and blame others for things He should not have done. Instead of taking things without asking, Jesus was creative (as His mother knew—cf. John 2:2-9). We know Jesus sought only to do the Father’s will; therefore, teenage sexual issues and jealousy and envy were not problems He encountered. In which case, Jesus, the Son of God, rested in the knowledge of Who His Father was and demonstrated a maturity at which we can only marvel (Luke 2:46-47).
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Many people mistakenly believe that when Jesus ordered the money-changers out of the Temple, He was angry. This is because in their limited understanding of life, they cannot understand how righteousness can be executed and enforced as a matter of law. They only know frustration themselves; therefore, they project and attribute their frustration and internalized anger upon Lord Jesus, who willing gave His life for the sake of all mankind, saying, "Father forgive them (the ignorant) for they do not know what they do" (Luke 23:34).

Jesus was so righteous that when he actually was angry with hypocrites he healed a person, instead of whacking the self-righteous fools who would condemn the innocent. This illustrates the righteousness of Jesus compared to that of the hypocrites who hate the truth:
And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.
And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
The Pharisees went out, and immediately held counsel with the Hero′di-ans against him, how to destroy him. (Mark 3:4-6)
When Jesus was angry, he was grieved at the recalcitrant hearts of the self-righteous hypocrites who have rubbery rules to suit themselves and do not really care about people. They make believe they do. They put on a show. But when it comes to actually being able to do something that is a demonstration of what righteousness really can do, the self-righteous are found wanting.

Only Jesus of Nazareth lived a life that demonstrated true love for both humans and God. Jesus gave His life so that we might have an inheritance, by sharing in His righteousness, rather than our inadequate version of righteousness, known as self-righteousness. Jesus of Nazareth trusted in God and hated evil. This is the reason Jesus is a model of righteousness. Only the righteous can give their lives for the sake of other people and have nothing to fear.