Friday, March 21, 2008

Danites, Micah and the Levite Judges 18

Judges 18:1 "In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day all their inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel."

The tribe of Dan has decided to claim their inheritance. Their first move was to send out five spies who came upon the Levite at Micah's house and asked his insight into their journey.

"v6 "And the priest said unto them, Go in peace: before the LORD is your way wherein ye go."

The spies went on to check out the land and found a people they called secure. In other words, the people were not expecting an invasion. They then returned to tell the Danites. The Danites also came to the house of Micah and took away the Levite priest. They also took the images.

v16 "And these went into Micah's house, and fetched the carved image, the epod, and the teraphim and the molten image. Then said the priest unto the, what do ye?"

I was wondering the same thing. Why would they want to take the images?

Micah went after his priest and images but the Danites threatened him and so he returned to his house.

v27 "And they took the things which Micah had made and the priest which he had and came unto Laish unto a people that were at quiet and secure and they smote them with the edge of the sword and burnt the city with fire."

Then the Danites built them a city and set up the images.

It is truly a sad time. On the one hand the people claim the LORD God and on the other they have set up the images.

v21 "And they set them up Micah's graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh."

Psalms 106:21 "They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt: Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea. v22"

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