He came … and found nothing … but leaves.The fig tree is symbolic of Israel. Both the vine and the fig represent either God’s blessing or cursing on Israel based on their obedience or disobedience (1 Kings 4:25; Psalm 105:33; Isa. 5:1-7; Jer. 5:17; Micah 4:4). Jesus came to His people expecting fruit but found only empty promises (John 1:10-11; see note on Matt. 24:32).