And now I will show you the most excellent way.
If I speak with the eloquence of men and of angels,
But have no love,
I become no more than blaring brass or crashing cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:1
Love is the greatest of all human qualities. In fact it is an attribute of God Himself; 1 John 4:8 tells us, “God is love.” So if we possess special abilities, such as eloquent speech, but we don’t have God, then those gifts are useless ~ nothing more than a noisy bell, a clanging cymbal, or the creaking of a rusty gate.
Love makes our gifts and talents useful. God’s love working through our lives is directed outward toward others. He has blessed each of His children with unique and special gifts, and His great plan is for us to use those talents in the work of His kingdom serving others. He desires for us to use our skills and abilities to build up and strengthen others in our sphere of influence.
We all don’t possess the same types of talents and abilities, but love is available to everyone. By allowing God to live through us, we are able to show His love to others. God’s love blended with our talents creates a dynamic synergy with divine purpose. This is “the most excellent way.”