Amos, the farmer-turned-prophet, preached during a time of surging national optimism: business was booming, and boundaries were growing. But Amos saw through the façade and preached against the greed, hypocrisy, and false worship. As our world comes to grips with a pandemic that has devastated booming economies, will we go back to putting our hope in ourselves or will we place our hope in God?
“Look, the days are coming…when I will send a famine through the land; not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. People will stagger from sea to sea and roam from north to east seeking the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.” – Amos 8:11-12