"After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water..." - John 5:1-13.
The mind is the control station of a person’s life. It’s the mind that decides what a person does, either in word or action. So, the kind of thoughts that regularly go through ones mind will eventually form the person’s behavior.
IT WAS RELATIVELY EARLY in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. His fame was growing, so was opposition to His teachings and Himself as plots and attempts to eliminate Him are seen early in His ministry. Yet He was undaunted. Truth must be made available to all who desired it and help must be offered to those who recognized their desperate need for it.
But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the Lord hath spoken it.