Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.
And it happened, the Word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
Then I said, I will not mention Him, nor speak in His name any more. But His Word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with holding in, and I could not stop.
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of Jehovah was strong on me.
And you, son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel. Therefore you shall hear the Word from My mouth, and warn them from Me.
Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah: I was no prophet, nor was I a prophet's son. But I was a herdsman and a gatherer from sycamore trees.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
My brothers, do not be many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
and how I kept back nothing that was profitable, but have shown you and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,
2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity; not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God; we have had our conduct in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as many, hawking the Word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.