Judges 21.25 records, at that time there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing.
There really was a King in Israel, the problem is that He was and is invisible. The invisible King, which also really isn’t true, a better description would be bodiless, for His handiwork is everywhere if we have eyes to see.
The bodiless King is slow to anger and abounding in loving kindness which gives the allusion that our sins are being ignored since the consequences for our disobedience are not immediate. All of this: the invisible King and delayed consequences, resulted in everyone doing what was right in their own eyes.
We see this today too both among the pagan and the Church. Many claim to be Christians but they do little if anything to enhance the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. They neither work for its expansion in breadth nor help it to grow in depth, rather we spend our lives on our own pleasures and pursuits resulting in no eternal fruit and no evidence that we are truly Christian.
With so many Christians doing so little to build God’s kingdom, the pagan continues to exist as though God didn’t. We see the effects of such living. Divorces, suicides, crime, evil, increasing with few concerned that they will give an account one day to the true King Who is and Who was and Who is to come.
God visited us in a human body, Jesus the Savior, so that we could be reconciled to God. He invited us into a relationship with Him that requires us to deny ourselves and follow Him. He has chosen again to remain bodiless, for now, but present and powerful, if we have eyes to see.
When He returns in body and Spirit He will reveal Himself fully to everyone and hold everyone accountable to what He has seen them doing during their time on earth when we thought He wasn’t really watching.