The Lord showed Amos a basket of summer fruit, and explained,
“‘The end has come upon My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore. And the songs of the temple shall be wailing in that day,’ says the Lord God—‘Many dead bodies everywhere, they shall be thrown out in silence’” (Amos 8:1–3).
Israel would not produce for the Lord anymore because they had turned away from Him to idols, and their enemies would attack them as someone might attack destroy an abandoned orchard.
Let us not cease to worship the one true and living God, but let us follow Him with all that is within us, that we might always be fruitful to Him as disciples of Christ.