The Wisdom Journey through Amos
The prophecy of Amos was given during a time of economic prosperity but spiritual poverty. Beneath the surface of outward success in the northern kingdom of Israel lay great injustice, oppression, immorality, and greed. Amos emphasizes that God will hold Israel accountable for such social and ethical misconduct. Indeed, such godless living, along with the continuing worship of the golden calves, constitute a total rejection of God and His covenant and warrant divine judgment.