In this final week before Passover, Jesus went to the temple every day to teach and heal. He knew that the time available for his earthly mission was running short. And His human patience was also running short. We witness an example of righteous anger.
On Monday “Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of loan sharks and the stalls of dove merchants. He quoted this text: ‘My house was designated a house of prayer; you have made it a hangout for thieves.’ Now there was room for the blind and crippled to get in. They came to Jesus and He healed them.” Matthew 21:12-14 MSG
At the same time, the chief priests and scribes were becoming increasingly agitated about this Rabbi and his teachings. Even though it was Passover week, it was becoming more and more urgent that they find a way to kill Jesus. They could see that He was a threat to their personal and political power.