This morning we will take a look at the prophet Amos, a sheep breeder and fig farmer. Amos pronounced judgement on Israel and every nation surrounding her because of the way they use and abuse the poor and needy. God’s people had made a show of worship, a good luck charm of the temple and a bribe of generosity. The priests had cozied up to political power and could not tolerate Amos’ message. They assumed that when judgment came it would fall on someone else. Amos told them to prepare to meet their God.