Amos teaches that the Lord reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets.

Amos 3:6–7

6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?
7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Notice the difference in wording in JST, Amos 3:6–7, which clarifies the meaning of this passage.

6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not known it?
7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, until he revealeth the secret unto his servants the prophets.

Elder LeGrand Richards said:

“The prophet Amos said, ‘Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets’ (Amos 3:7). Now if we understand that, no one can look for a work here upon this earth that isn’t headed by a prophet. The Lord has never done a work that He has recognized without a prophet at its head. Thank God for our prophets, from the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith down to our present prophet . . .”

(“Prophets and Prophecy,” Ensign, Nov. 1975, 50.)

 

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