Amos is the most famous whistle-blower in the Bible. He is not a professional prophet as it is not his occupation; he doesn’t belong tp a professional guild. He is a farmer and a herdsman, but called by God to speak on His behalf, this one time, and to leave the Southern Kingdom of Judah and go to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. The Northern Kingdom was quite rich at the time as they had most of the natural resources. Judah was much poorer but they had the Temple in Jerusalem. So, he goes to the Northern Kingdom’s most holy shrine, Bethel. Tomorrow we will hear his message to Israel.