When Peter asked our Lord, concerning John, “Lord, and what shall this man do?” (John 21:21), the reply was, “If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me” (v. 22). Our Lord was never sidetracked by the secondary. Whether questioned about tribute to Caesar, dividing an inheritance, or why a Jew should ask a drink of water from a Samaritan, He always stuck to the main issue. We must resist the intrusion of the irrelevant. “…what is that to thee? Follow thou me.”
Some Christians are like matches that strike only on their own box.