Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me Mat. 11:6
The most tragic thing that can happen to a creature is to assume the role, second guest or misinterprete the Creator’s intent. John, like all his contemporaries, misunderstood God’s promised deliverance for Israel. God’s plan was salvation from their sins; but their expectation was deliverance from the occupying Roman forces. The Jews were disappointed in Jesus because of this error and since He did not meet their expectations, they gave up on Him and even supported His crucifixion. Today, many expect God to meet their expectations of prosperity, health, and a thousand and one things we name. We are ready to worship, sacrifice and do anything for God provided He meets our needs as enumerated. But God’s primary promise to everyone is salvation from sin. Our expectations are things He might grant to some and not to others for good reasons. Are we going to be disappointed with God or even turn away from Him when He does not grant us what we want but gives us what we really need?