Matthew 23:27-28, 37-39
On Tuesday, as Jesus walked back to Jerusalem from Bethany with His disciples, He passed a fig tree. Looking for and expecting to find fruit, He found only leaves. And so, He cursed the tree that was not fulfilling its purpose.
When He came to the temple, in essence He also cursed the religious leaders who had the leaves of profession of religion, but no fruit of real faith and righteousness before God.
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