Day Eighty-Three, Judges 17-18
Today’s reading was a little shorter, and much less eventful than yesterday’s reading of Samson. It contains the story of a man named Micah who decides to go his own way, in worshiping other gods, and he hires a Levite to be a priest in his household.
Well, about this time, the Danites are still looking for some portion of the promised land to settle in for themselves, and they are spying out the area where Micah lives. They see his idols, ephod, priest, etc. and they take them from him.
They continue on, overtaking the city of Laish and renaming it for their father Dan. There they set up the graven image that they had taken from Micah. It’s in today’s reading that we again find that chilling phrase:
“In those days Israel had not king; everyone did as he saw fit.”