J.A. The intention of Motyer is that Amos can again speak to the church today. The message that Amos gave at that time to the people of Israel continues in our days, and Motyer, Old Testament scholar, helps us to discover the relevance of this book for us. Our society is not far from what society was like in the days of Amos: sexual immorality, opulence, abuse of power and exploitation of the poor, are common features of the eighth century B. C and of our century.