Prepare to Meet Thy God
Studies in Amos
by David Hocking
Amos was not a prophet, but took care of sheep and gathered sycamore fruit. Nevertheless, the LORD called him to be a mighty voice against the people of Israel. They were filled with wickedness and idolatry and immorality. Amos came with warnings from God that are greatly needed in our world today.
The title of the book comes from Amos 4:12. It is a message that our world desperately needs to heed. It is our prayer that the powerful words of this book will challenge all of us to get right with the LORD and repent of our sins and disobedience to Him. As with other books among the TWELVE, known as “Minor Prophets” – referring to their size not the strength of their messages – the phrase “THE LORD OF HOSTS” is prominent. It is a reference to the Messiah of Israel, our coming KING of kings and LORD of lords!
May your heart be stirred to get right with God and commit your life and future to be used by the LORD GOD of Israel!