Another story began today as we read of Micah, a man from Epraim. Micah had stolen shekels of silver from his mother but returned them when she cursed about them. On returning the silver, Micah’s mother made a graven image and a molten image of them and put them in Micah’s house.
Micah then had ‘gods’ in his house, made an ephod and teraphim, dedicated one of his sons to be his priest. This was quickly explained in the passage as we read there were no kings and everyonw did what was right in his own eyes.
Later on, a young Levite from Bethlehemjudah who was journeying to find a place came to Micah’s house. Micah offered the Levite the position of a priest in his house, which he accepted. By this, Micah said unto himself, the Lord will do me good seeing I have a Levite as priest.
This is an era of delusion, ignorance and superstition as noted by many commentators. It is clear that neither Micah nor his mother, nor the Levite knew the true God of their fathers nor the way they should worship him. In truth, everyman did as it seemed right to him.
Where does all these lead? We will see as we continue the study.
Some verses to remember
Vs 6: In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.