Amos’ fifth vision is of God in the Temple, brining it down on the worshipers. His judgement would come and no one would be able to escape or hide from Him, Genesis 3:8-10. Death, hell, heaven or high mountains do not take us out of God’s reach, Psalm 139:7-12.
The people wanted to escape from God’s rule. They had not listened to God’s word or obeyed Him. Israel thought that, nevertheless, God’s promises to Abraham meant that they would never face God’s wrath, v10. They had had faithful messengers of God’s word for many years, but were unreceptive listeners. Amos warned that sin would find its full payment in death, v10. Their social goodness or religious uprightness was not the final issue: Sin and rebellion against God remained to be dealt with.
If we put our faith and trust in Jesus, we can rely on Him for salvation. Having done so, we must live lives which demonstrate that His Holy Spirit dwells in us.