God judges gentile nations not only for harming His people, but for violations of His covenant standards. In Amos, the latter is the emphasis. Israel had begun to understand their election as arbitrary favouritism, abandoning the significance of God's covenant.
The Real Holy War
A holy war is underway in our lives and we are either on one side or the other. We are either aiding and abetting the enemy, or God.
God's Righteous Judgments
Patience means recognizing that there can be no peace without judgment.