He was mocked by the disciples. At the last supper Peter, as well as the others, emphatically remarked that they would die with him if they had to (Mark 14:31). Later that same night they all fled, leaving Jesus alone with his captors (Mark 14:50). They mocked Jesus. And let us not forget Peter's three denials of Jesus during the trial.
Jesus was mocked by the Sanhedrin. They knew what he had done, many had seen the miracles and heard him teach openly. However, they brought raised trumped-up charges against him during his trial (Mark 14:56ff.). They further condemned him, spit on him and mocked him by hitting him and proclaiming, ""Prophesy! Tell us who hit you" (Mark 14:63-65).
Pontius Pilate mocked Jesus, too. Pilate knew Jesus was innocent. Pilate knew the Jewish leaders were up to something. He even tried to trade Jesus Barabbas for Jesus the Christ, but the attempt met with failure (Mark 15:6ff.). Pilate mocked the Lord by giving in to the desire of the crowd against doing what was right (Mark 15:15).
Christ was mocked by Barabbas. Jesus Barabbas, the murdering insurrectionist, was set free while the Christ, Immanuel, God with us, was sentenced to death. One was a taker of life while the other the true source of life (Mark 15:7).
The Roman soldiers mocked Jesus. The place a purple robe upon him, placed a crown of thorns upon his head, and cried out to him in mocking fashion, "Hail, king of the Jews!" (Mark 15:16-20). They again beat him, spit on him, and bowed mockingly before him, giving him homage.
He was mocked by those passing by the place where he hung on the cross. As the people went by they shook their heads and spoke disparaging words to him. The chief priest among the crowd further mocked him by saying, "He saved others but he can't save himself. Let him come down from the cross so we may see and believe" (Mark 15:27-32).
The Lord was mocked by the cross on which he hung. Jesus died a death reserved for criminals and slaves. It was a cursed death (Phil. 2:6-11) in the eyes of both the Romans and the Jews. He was hung next to two criminals. The innocent, pure and holy among the sin of the world.
Thankfully, the cross covers our mockery with the blood of Jesus—that’s part of the beauty of the cross. Jesus said the following according to Luke 23:34, “Father forgive for they do not know what they are doing.”
If I'm honest, I must admit that I'm a mocker. However, that not the final word. That's not the final piece of the puzzle. Jesus took all the mockery and nailed it to the cross with him!
Let us then seek first his kingdom and his righteousness (Matt. 6:33) and seek to be consistent disciples who are fully reliant upon him and reflect his light in this world. Thankfully he's not finished with any of us just yet (1 Thess. 5:23-24).