The best thing that Jesus left us when He died on the cross was His Word. Look at the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and the testimonies they gave recounting the miracles, the lessons, and the love that Jesus shared with the people. He knew that we would need the truths and promises of the Word to give us strength and wisdom against the enemy’s attacks.
Jesus knew that we would need help fighting the attacks of the devil. He knew that we would be persecuted in this life. His words in John 17:14 were, ” I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.” We see that throughout the ages: Christians persecuted and even slaughtered in other countries, society going after people because of their beliefs, businesses having to close because they hold the Bible to be true and won’t do something the world tells them to do. It is becoming more difficult and even dangerous to live the Christian life.
Christ knew all of this which is why He left us His Word. In His Word we can find hope and truth. We can find love, joy, peace, patience, and so much more.