Both nations and individuals are called to answer for their acceptance of or rejection of the Lord. The Lord speaking through Amos has presented a pretty bleak picture of the nation of Israel. The rest of the Scriptures confirm the witness of Amos. As we see the culture of our day grow in rejecting the Lord, we must remain faithful as individuals. Whether the Lord grants our requests and brings about repentance in the land or not, He will always remain faithful to His promises. He will see His people through.