After Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he made a walk through of the Temple and observed what was taking place. He spoke little, not drawing unnecessary attention to himself, and then finding it late in the day He and His Disciples returned to Bethany to spend the night.
On Monday morning he returned to the Temple and observed the mercantile operation that was underway. The Temple, a holy place for worship, had been turned into a commercial bazaar with money-changers abounding and loud haggling over pricing of goods for sale. Jesus was outraged and proceeded to overturn the tables of the money changers, scattering the contents throughout the hall. He spoke of the lack of respect and blasphemy in the use of God's House in this way. And while the Chief Priest and the scribes could have used his outburst as an excuse for capturing Him, they also knew that what He said was correct and it would put them in a very bad public light. And they didn't want Him to use this against them with the people who were listening aptly to what He said, so they decided to walk away.
Tired from another day of dealing with the sad state of affairs in the Temple and the lack of respect for God shown by these Jewish leaders, he again returned to Bethany for the night. He also knew that after today's actions the leaders would begin to start directly challenging Him and would try to force Him to say something for which he could be charged with blasphemy, but it still wasn't time according to God's timetable. He knew that God would direct Him when that moment came. All of the events, including Judas entering into an agreement with the authorities to betray His Lord, must happen first. He would stick to God's plan even though he dreaded the final chapter.
What power, what Glory and what a gift the King of Kings was preparing to give to us according to the wishes of His Father. Be thankful that He never faltered along the path. His love of us was that strong and remains so today and it's why we must follow Him if we want salvation.