What did this prophet look like? Just how uncomfortable was camel hair clothing as he wandered around those deserted areas? I’ve eaten bugs before, but they were chocolate-covered. Even with that sweet coating they weren’t great. Locusts definitely don’t sound very appetizing. Maybe if you dip them in honey. . .
Initially, people may have been drawn to see him because of his quirks. I believe what kept them coming back was yet another unique trait. This great man of God did not adjust his message to please his audience. He simply told them what they needed to hear. That alone distinguishes him from the pack.
God give us more men with the courage of John!