Amos has this praise of Yahweh, the Creator, the God of the heavenly hosts. Yahweh merely touches the earth and it melts. Everyone who lives on the earth mourns. The earth itself rises and sinks like the Nile River in Egypt. Yahweh has his upper chambers in heaven. He has put a rounded vault over the earth. Thus, he calls the waters from the sea and then pours them out on the earth. He is none other than Yahweh. Yahweh is his name, the continuing creator of the world.
The Israelites were to seek good and not evil, so that they could live. Yahweh, the God of the heavenly hosts or armies, was going to be with them. They were to hate evil and love good things. They should establish justice at the gate proceedings. Then Yahweh might be gracious to the remnant of Joseph, the remaining people of Ephraim and the northern kingdom.