God has made a covenant with His people. When He pronounces judgment through one of His prophets, it is always in the context of His covenant with His people. The purpose of the prophet is to remind the people of the stipulations of the covenant and direct the people toward repentance. Amos, like the rest of the prophets is seeking to bring the people of God to their senses. We need to take heed of the prophetic words of Scripture in our lives that we might turn away from sin to the Lord before the day of Lord.