Have you ever been puzzled by something you read in the Bible? I am sure we all have had a moment when we read something and it gave us a reason to ask, “What did I just read?”
If you remember, Amos was a shepherd by vocation. Amos declared, “I was not a prophet or the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore figs. But the Lord took me from following the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’” (Amos 7:14). Amos let the reader know that he had been minding his own business when the Lord called him to prophesy to the nation.