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"Amos was not a well-to-do man of the upper class. He was a simple shepherd. He lived in Tekoa 12 miles southeast of Jerusalem about 800 years before Christ. He describes God's call on his life in Amos 7:15, "The Lord took me from following
the flock, and the Lord said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'" " ^^
- ↑ Piper, John: Prepare to Meet Your God (sermon), 1991.