BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2022 207
Amos 1:1-9:15

Amos was a Shepherd, four miles south of Bethlehem.
Had he lived when Jesus Christ was born, he may have come to worship Him.

He said, I'm not a prophet, but a shepherd man was he.
And he also gathered fruit, from a sycamore like tree.

But God gave this man a message, to Israel's Northern king.
As the prophets had warned Israel, Amos now said the same thing.

He prefixed it with something, we often do not see.
God warned the other nations. They're accountable to Me.

Amos spoke against Damascus, Gaza, Tyre, Edom too.
He warned Ammon, Moab, Judah. Told them all what God would do.

God would crush them for their evil. He'd destroy them for their sin.
Then God turned his words toward Israel. They had strayed so far from Him.

God had blessed them. Made them prosper. Though he warned them, they forsook.
So he said I will destroy you as is written in the book.

You make pretense at worship, then abused and harm the poor.
Your idolatrous hypocrisy, I will tolerate no more.

Israel's King despise the message. Told him leave. No more here trod.
Amos thundered out the warning, now prepare to meet thy God.

He'll bring famine, thirst, then soldiers overtake you like a horde.
There will be no place to hide. They will rend you with the sword.

You'll be scattered through the nations, but a remnant will remain.
They will gather as in days of old. I will bring them back again.

All of those who call upon me, shall return. Mark what I say.
I will plant them in their land to live forever from that day.

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