Amos 3:3-8 - The Prophet's Task

Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?
Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey?
Does a young lion growl from his den if he has not captured something?
Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it?
Does a trap spring up from the ground when it has caught nothing at all? [Of course not! So it is that Israel has earned her impending judgment.]
If a trumpet is blown in a city [warning of danger] will not the people tremble?
If a disaster or misfortune occurs in a city has not the Lord caused it?
Surely the Lord God does nothing
Without revealing His secret plan [of the judgment to come]
To His servants the prophets.
The lion has roared! Who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken [to the prophets]! Who can but prophesy?