John’s Third Quality

Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair, and a leather belt about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey (Matt. 3:4).

John certainly didn’t fit the picture of the modern “prosperity preacher.” They, in fact, would never allow such a man as John on their church platforms because he did not dress the part of success. John, however, was a true man of God who had no interest in pursuing earthly treasures or impressing people with his outward appearance, knowing that God looks at the heart. He lived simply, and his lifestyle caused no one to stumble, as they could see his motive was not money. How this stands in contrast to so many modern ministers around the world, who use the gospel primarily for personal gain. And as they misrepresent Jesus, they do great damage to Christ’s cause.

John’s third quality that contributed to him being Jesus’ favorite preacher was this: John lived simply.