Flee from a Lion to Be Met by a Bear
Amos 1:1-2, 5:6-24
Amos preached about the mistreatment of the weak and poor of society in his day. If he were preaching today, can you think of anything current in our society he might find to talk about?
He wasn't from Israel, you know? He was a southern preacher, from Judah. And not a preacher by choice. By choice he was a sheep rancher and a dresser of sycamore trees. We looked that up in Bible study. A dresser of sycamore trees went around and pricked holes in the fruit so bugs wouldn't eat it up. “Dresser of sycamore trees” does have a better ring than “pricker of sycamore fruits,” don't you know.