Amos was a seemingly insignificant sheepherder from a small town called Tekoa. After reading Amos, however, I think you’ll agree with me that nobody is insignificant! God uses the weak things of the world to bring down the powerful.
He prophesied to the mightiest nation in the Mediterranean, a nation at the peak of its power – Israel. People mocked him. Yet history proves his prophecies true, as Israel fell to the Assyrians less than 40 years later, in 722 B.C.