May 23, 2022
- Jesus curses the fig tree for not
producing any fruit.
- The barren fig tree is an
illustration of Israel, as they did not show any fruits of
repentance and faith.
- Instead of attacking the Romans,
Jesus attacks and exposes the faithless worship of the temple (see
Isaiah 56:7 and Jeremiah 7:11).
- The fig tree illustration comes
to fruition in Jesus replacing the temple as the One who gives
access to God and His kingdom.