“Jesus is our great example of servanthood.

But He did not come to Earth, live, and die just to make us more servant-hearted…for we needed much more than that.

Because of our sin, we needed to be reconciled to God, and no one makes himself or herself acceptable to God by trying to emulate Jesus’ example of service. No one can serve so much or so well that he or she becomes sufficiently righteous before God.

We must understand and believe the gospel of God to be right with God.”

~ Donald S. Whitney