The Bible Says Commentary on the Book of Matthew
Jesus enters Jerusalem as the Messiah riding on a colt to shouts of “Hosanna” from the crowds. But despite this promising entrance, the rest of this chapter chronicles how leading Jews reject Jesus as their Messiah. He enters the Temple and drives out the moneychangers and heals the sick. The chief priests are upset and accuse Jesus of blasphemy. Jesus cites Psalm 8 and departs for Bethany for the night. On the walk back into the city the next morning Jesus curses a fig tree and it withers, and talks about faith to His disciples. Jesus reenters the temple area and debates with the Sadducees and city elders who reject Him as the Messiah.