The priest had it with Amos’ messages (which were really God’s, of course). So he had a message for Amos . . . .

“Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there” (Amos 7:12).

In other words, it’s OK for you to keep on preaching . . . as long as it’s somewhere else.

I don’t think I’ve ever been an Amaziah to an Amos in my home congregation.

At least I haven’t told someone I didn’t want to hear their preaching anymore.

But how readily do I accept the messages I hear? Or do I just listen to them with my physical ears?

No, I don’t mean accepting every word in a sermon just because the preacher said it.

I mean carefully listening for the word of the Lord in every sermon . . . even when I don’t like the teaching.

Surely you could add something...