The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa…
— Amos 1:1
I love the first verse of this book in the minor prophets. Amos was not a professional prophet. He was not a priest or even a Levite. He was a shepherd, a poor working stiff. Amos was an average guy whom God called and set apart for a specific purpose.
There are times when I feel completely inadequate to the task before me. It brings me great encouragement to read of God selecting average guys and then supernaturally empowering them to accomplish the task He assigns.