So when he (Micah) returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith who made them into a graven image and a molten image, and they were in the house of Micah.
And the man Micah had a shrine and he made an ephod and household idols and consecrated one of his sons, that he might become his priest.
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 17:4-6
People tend to worship God in their own ways if not directed by Him as to what is acceptable in His sight. Idolatry is the common result. That’s what Micah and the Levite priest got caught up in. The telling theme of this era in Israel’s history is ‘every man did what was right in his own eyes’. While there were good intentions, there were not good results. I feel we have the this same tendency in America right now. Many are rejecting Biblical definitions for righteousness and simply doing what they feel is right. The results are not good and we are in the midst of troubling times.
What errors are people making today? What evidence is there in my life of ‘self-made worship’?
God, deal in my heart first and foremost. Have I set up any idols? Please use me as a watchman on the wall to state the truth in a loving way to this generation gone astray. Draw people back to Yourself and Your ways. May we see revival in this town in spite of troubling times.