Jesus' Lesson on Judgment & Faith, Part 1
Topic: Worship Scripture: Mark 11:12–11:19
Text: Mark 11:12-19
Fruitlessness Judged (11:12-14)
- 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.
Faithlessness Exposed (11:15-19)
- 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.