GOD IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW
And it shall be when he (the King) sits upon the throne of his kingdom that he shall cause a copy of this second law to be written in a book in the presence of the priests the Levites;
and it shall be near unto him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them,
so his heart be not lifted up above his brethren and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand or to the left, to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his sons, in the midst of Israel. Deuteronomy 17.18-20
The Bible says all of God’s judgments are righteous. There are at least 71 references to this fact. https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/God,-Righteousness-Of
Yahweh is all about justice, righteousness, and truth. He gave mankind His law at Sinai. The ancient sages carefully interpreted His law and determined that the Torah contains 613 laws. All of which hang on loving the Lord God and our neighbor. http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm
It is interesting to read all 613 laws as written or commanded in the Torah, the first five books of the Bible. You will see that most of the commands are common sense rules in getting along with others. There are also more than 130 laws on how the priests should dress and do their jobs. These are of course no longer relevant because after Yeshua’s resurrection there is no need for animal blood sacrifice. Yeshua became the lamb that was sacrificed for the sins of the world.
Yeshua was God’s only begotten son. He came to do the will of the Father and became our Lord and savior by giving his life’s blood for our sins. He had to die.
God’s law says there is no atonement for sin without the shedding of blood (Leviticus 17.11). Animal sacrifice was a shadow of the coming Messiah who would shed His blood for our redemption. God’s righteousness demands a blood sacrifice. There is no way to circumvent this law.
Therefore God came to earth in the form of a man, in the person of His own son, to fulfill the demand of the law which He wrote. This is the mystery of the cross. God the Father was not above the law. The creator of human life came and died for His creation. Yeshua was equal to God because He is from God.
The only way the Father could fulfill the law was to sacrifice a family member that was dear to Him—His very own son. Yeshua came from God, is equal to God, and became human to die in fulfillment of the Law.
God required the King of Israel to write a copy of the law. One for himself and one for the people. This was to remind the highest authority in the land that he was not above God’s law. Yahweh never, ever, requires anything of us that He himself will not obey. God is not above His own Law!
Yeshua said in Matthew 5.17-20 that He came to fulfill the law. He did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill the law. We, too, are to walk accordingly. We worship Him because he saved us from the curse of the law in order to fulfill the law.
We have been saved by the grace of a mighty King. This King is so righteous that he allowed His son to die for us in order to fulfill the law. This is why God is righteous and all His judgments are righteous. Our God is truth and grace, righteous and just. Totally amazing!
He is worthy of all praise. Every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus the Messiah is Lord. He paid the price which His Father demanded. When every enemy is defeated (death) Yeshua will bow to the Father and the Father will sit upon the Throne of the Universe.
Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He (the Father) who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15.24-28