Amos was a shepherd, but God made him into a prophet. Amos was given a message by God to deliver to His people. It was not a popular message, because it was a message against the sin of the people.
Amos chose to obey God and preach against the sins of the people. If the people did not turn to the Lord and seek Him, they would be destroyed.
Amos 5:4-8 (KJV)
4 For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
5 But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
6 Seek the Lord, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.
7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name:
God showed them that they must seek good. It would be their happiness if they would seek the Lord!
If they would seek the Lord they would be the victor, not the victim in the end.
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