Jesus sees to the heart of Jerusalem
As Jesus arrives on a donkey the comes to Jerusalem the crowd was ready to make him an earthly ruler but did not understand why he came. On the cursed fig tree is a prophecy about the the destruction of the temple there were leaves but no fruit. The outside of the temple is impressive but inside there was commerce and not much prayer. We need to show the fruit of love and obedience. Live the promises, of God, do worship well and have an inward change not just an outward show.
1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (ESV)