17 Now a man named Micah from the hill country of Ephraim 2 said to his mother, “The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from you and about which I heard you utter a curse—I have that silver with me; I took it.”
Then his mother said, “The Lord bless you, my son!”
3 When he returned the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, she said, “I solemnly consecrate my silver to the Lord for my son to make an image overlaid with silver. I will give it back to you.”
4 So after he returned the silver to his mother, she took two hundred shekels of silver and gave them to a silversmith, who used them to make the idol. And it was put in Micah’s house.
5 Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some household gods and installed one of his sons as his priest.
Micah and his mother seemed to be good people, and they may have wanted to worship God, but they were not within God’s framework. This was the what people did in Micah’s day. They did what was right in their own eyes. This is what is going on today. God has given us standards to live by. It is not up to us and our opinions. Take God’s commands seriously and apply them to your life. Be independent and self-reliant within God’s standards and framework.