There is a lot of talk in Christian circles about figuring out your gifts and making sure you use them in the church. While that’s nice and does hold some value, there’s something even more important than your gifts, and that’s love. You might be the most gifted person the planet has ever seen, but if you’re not loving in the way you use your gifts, then your gifts are worthless. Isn’t it interesting that the basis for all of the commands God gives us is love? The first command is to love Him. The second command is to love others. Love should be not just the motivation behind every action but the goal of every action, too. It is both a means and an end. If someone were to evaluate your level of love, how would you rate? You might be a great teacher or healer or prophet, but if you don’t have love, then your gift is of no value to the body of Christ.