Read: Amos 5:24
Amos “pulled a fast one” on Judah. He began with a six-nation denouncement of evil which surely brought shouts of “Amen, brother!” as he predicted God’s pending judgement on them all.
And then….he turned the same “big guns” on Judah, and Israel too. He did a 360-degree walk around, exposing sin that reeked in public and went on behind closed doors.
No hollow claim to be “God’s people” would substitute for genuine holiness. Putting “In God We Trust” on our coins won’t either.