John stood wearing a camel`s hair garment with a leather
girdle about his loins, similar to the prophet Elijah in
the Old Testament. John had nothing whatsoever to do with
the kingdom of this world and the worldly pleasures around
him, his only focus was on the kingdom of heaven and the
very King who was about to appear. He had nothing to do
with wealth or eloquent soft clothing or elaborate meals.
His food was the food of the poorest in the land, he ate
locusts which were gathered in the desert, and wild honey
which was scooped out of the hollow part of trees. He never
cut his hair and never drank wine. Water was only drink. He
was completely devoted to his task.