In this bold new society that the LORD is setting up through Moses, things will not be done the old way. The old way was that you got what you wanted by bribery and the powerful were the rulers. In the new society the law of God prevailed. Even the powerful (priests, judges and kings) were subservient to the law. The LORD did not want people to get their way by manipulating his power. He wanted justice.
LORD, let justice prevail among us. May we not presume to get our way because of our relationship with you. Keep us humble before you.