Read: Mark 15:16-32
When people mock or isolate you for your faith in Christ, it can be very hurtful. If you are the only one in your family, workplace, or community to accept Christ, many people would threaten, mock or persecute you. Be not alarmed. Jesus was insulted and rejected by His own people. During His years of ministry, Jesus performed miracles, healed and brought the dead to life. But the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked Him. “He saved others,” they said, “but He can’t save Himself!” (Mark 15:31). He was mocked several times by several people (Jewish people, Jewish religious leaders, Roman soldiers) during His trial and crucifixion. During Jesus’ trial and crucifixion, He was spat upon, flogged mercilessly, His tunic was torn, He was paraded with thorns on His head and crucified naked on the cross. Christ bore all that mockery and shame for our sins. He bore the pains, the humiliation, and the isolation for us.