Similar to its fellow prophetic books, Amos was written to warn the Israelites of the consequences for turning against God. This book depicts the superficiality of false believers, and the wickedness of the wealthy who misuse their power. Unlike many of the other prophets, Amos does not come from a priestly or wealthy background, but rather from a poor community. This unique perspective provides Amos with an understanding for the suffering of the oppressed that is comforting and inspiring in times of difficulty.
by Christopher Glyn
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