Amos gives a series of dire warnings, beginning with Israel's enemies, but concluding with a blistering indictment on Israel herself for her hypocrisy.
God, through His prophets, warns that He will chasten His people with increasing severity until they repent and begin to reflect His characteristics.
The favorite-son status of Israel was conditioned on accepting the terms of the covenant with God. Israel, then and now, has placed her trust in material things.
The book of Amos is an astounding prophecy, closely paralleling the conditions in the Western world today. Amos reveals how unrighteousness undermines society.
The social indicators are not improving as a whole, and as each year goes by, behaviors that were once thought beyond the pale are accepted into the mainstream.
The frightful Trumpet Plagues are coming on the world because of the breaking of covenants on the part of people who should have known better.
To preach to the world and ignore a disintegrating flock is like a husband and wife paying attention to other people while the family is falling apart.