Matthew 20:28 (Mark 10:45) The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
1 John 3:16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
But in the case of the righteousness of God a man is indebted to everyone, for “he is guilty of all of it” (James 2:10). To his Creator, whom he has offended, he owes glory and the blamelessness of his life; to the creation he owes good use and cooperation in the service of God.
Therefore he is not able to pay this debt unless he humbles himself in subjection to all of these elements, taking the lowest place, asking nothing for himself among all of these things. As the jurists say: “He who surrenders all his goods has made satisfaction.” Thus he who gives up God and His creatures, even himself, and gladly and willingly goes into nothingness and death and of his own free will resigns himself to damnation, not believing that he is worthy of sharing in any other of these things, this man plainly has made satisfaction to God and is righteous. For he has retained nothing for himself, he has yielded all to God and His creatures.
This takes place through faith, whereby a man makes his own mind captive to the word of the cross and denies himself and denies all things to himself, for he is dead to himself and to all things. And thus he lives only to God, “to whom all things live” (cf. Luke 20:38), even those that are dead.（AE 25:411）