Pastor Gary reminds us that sometimes words from God can have teeth. Amos is criticized by Amaziah for prophesying against Jeroboam in the “very center of the house of Israel”, but he was only saying what God had told him to.
Reading: Amos 7:7-15
Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’Amos 7:14-15 (NRSV)