Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Amos is Called to be a Prophet

Today I read Amos 7 where Amos tells the story of how he was called to be a prophet.  It has always intrigued me that, at least in ancient times, the Lord picks those that the world would not consider worth their notice.  It really gives worth to the scripture that the Lord uses the weak things to confound the strong.  Amos said that he was a herdsman and a gatherer or fruit.  This seems to be a very common theme to use herdsmen and shepherds no doubt as another symbol as Jesus refers to Himself as the Good Shepherd and as His followers as His flock.  Even today if you study the lives of those who are our prophets and apostles you will find very ordinary men who were asked to be God's leaders here on the earth.  It gives me hope that if an ordinary man who wasn't even a full tithe payer for part of his life like Howard W. Hunter can become a prophet, then surely I can live the commandments and do all that is asked of me too.  Until tomorrow.

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