We will be following our Lord’s timeline on Earth during Passion (Holy) Week.
Holy Monday is the day following Palm Sunday (HERE) when Jesus came to Jerusalem in the triumphal entry.
Jesus went to the temple on Monday and confronted those making a profit from the people coming to worship there. (Mark 11:15-17)
So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple. Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”
This buying, selling, and changing money, were secular services, for convenience and for profit; yet had the pretense of being for spiritual purposes.
Jesus called them thieves for they were robbing God of His honor. When doctrines are corrupted, correction is necessary and appropriate.