Amos 1 to 5 You may be like some who relate more to Amos, the humble Sheepherder from Tekoa, than someone who wears their Ph.D. on their sleeve. Case in point, some years ago, I encountered a pastor who reminded me that he was to be called Dr. Jones. Some unbelievers react that way when we wear our salvation on our sleeve rather than in word and deed.
God had a message for Israel and reveals the profound and hidden things whether we are a sheepherder or a Bible scholar. God used humble Amos to reveal a simple warning message: For three things…no make that four is his repeated refrain to the depraved Israelites who had lost their way.
Certainly, the Sovereign Lord does nothing without first revealing his plan: He is not willing that any should perish, but all come to repentance. [Amos 3:7; 2Pet 3:9] Perhaps you feel like Amos, and you say to yourself, let someone else tell them. But God has chosen you. Others may call you or see you as foolish, but God has given you His message of His love. [1 Cor 1:27]
God is calling all sheepherders and Bible scholars: Go and tell the good news.