Amos, the shepherd-prophet

Amos loved God. He thought his fellow countrymen did, too. But when he saw what was happening in the marketplace and shrines of worship, he became convinced that God was neglected, misunderstood. To Amos, not to seek God and follow His ways was to lack peace, satisfaction, and protection.

Amos wasn't brought up to be a prophet. He herded sheep on the hills outside the small town of Tekoa, twelve miles south of Jerusalem. He also gathered the fruit that grows on sycamore fig trees. See Amos 7:14;

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