People did whatever they felt like doing.
Micah’s mother was less than a mother should be: she hired a silversmith to cast an idol for her son. Such was the culture of the times. The judges were gone, and there was as yet no king—no one to curb idolatry or immorality, so “People did whatever they felt like doing.”
That’s pretty much the way things were when Paul wrote Romans: people refused to acknowledge God and did whatever they felt like doing. So, God let them go their degraded ways: gave them up to sexual impurity, shameful lusts, and depraved minds (Rom 1:24, 26, 28).
It mirrors the moral climate of our time, when many do whatever they feel like doing.
Eventually, God says, “Okay, have it your way.”
They may enjoy the trip,
but they won’t like the destination.