Just look at these verses. Do you see how quickly we make idols?
But Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved, following—the one who also had leaned back on His breast at the supper and had said, Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?
When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, Lord, what about this man?
Jesus said to him, If I want him to stay (survive, live) until I come, what is that to you? [What concern is it of yours?] You follow Me!
So word went out among the brethren that this disciple was not going to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but, If I want him to stay (survive, live) till I come, what is that to you? (John 21:20-23, AMPC)
Imagine John walking down the street and the finger pointing that followed. “Hey there is the guy who is going to live forever–just like Jesus!”
The disciples heard what they wanted to hear. Beware lest that happens to us as well.
Prayer – Watch for us God, keep us straight on what is an idol… Amen