The commission of John was to prepare the way for Jesus, not to seek honour for himself. The message of the gospel is not about us, it is about Jesus!
“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.”
John the Evangelist has introduced the Word of God