6 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.
7 A young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been living within the clan of Judah, 8 left that town in search of some other place to stay. On his way he came to Micah’s house in the hill country of Ephraim.
9 Micah asked him, “Where are you from?”
“I’m a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah,” he said, “and I’m looking for a place to stay.”
10 Then Micah said to him, “Live with me and be my father and priest, and I’ll give you ten shekels of silver a year, your clothes and your food.” 11 So the Levite agreed to live with him, and the young man became like one of his sons to him.
People in general put themselves first and reject God’s right way of living. This is present in all of us. The people of Micah’s time rejected the true worship of God. They replaced the true worship of God with homemade versions. Justice was replaced by revenge and chaos. When we ignore God’s direction, it leads to confusion and destruction. When we submit to God, we live within peace and order. Do not be a person who does whatever seems right at the time. Take time to know what is really right in God’s eyes and practice the strength to do it. Draw close to God’s Word, and you will get to know God better for who he is. Then, you will develop godly living and will have the strength to do what is right in God’s eyes.