1. Judges 17:10 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What prompts Micah’s offer?

Judges 17:10 (ESV)

10 And Micah said to him, “Stay with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year and a suit of clothes and your living.” And the Levite went in.

Micah is one for personal gain. Now he meets this poor, wandering Levite, and he wastes no time in making him an offer he cannot refuse. He is thinking, “If I can get this man, who is a Levite, to be my priest, I can relieve my son of his priestly duty. Then I will earn some points with the Lord.”