Amos was a common man, a fig picker and a shepherd, yet God chose to use him as one of His prophets. Amos prophesied to the Northern Kingdom about the coming Assyrian captivity. He ministered during a prosperous time in the Southern Kingdom. In fact, God says that those who are spiritually advantaged will be judged by a higher standard. According to Amos, the hearts of Israel’s people will one day turn back to their God.