i fully understand and agree with what has been said (here and in God's Word) about the days of Noah and Lot. totally agree.
lately though, i have been wondering if perhaps, this "business as usual" applies to the bulk of people in our churches as well. i am astounded to see how many of my church-going, pretty-sure-they-are-indeed-saved friends are going on with their lives as if they were totally oblivious to what is happening! it is almost like there is this segment of WATCHERS with our eyes glued to the sky, on the edge of our seats, waiting (sometimes with one foot already off the ground, just in case! ) but there is this whole other group that is still talking about life as if they really don't think it is going to end any time soon (or in the next five or ten years even).
"so, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless" (2 cor. 15:58 NLT) or "your labor is not in vain."