Luke 17:28-29
28 “And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building—29 until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

These are the words of Jesus to the disciples. He is laying out for them examples of people who in the past ignored the warnings of God and what happened to those who did. In these verses He said the people in Sodom were going about their usual business up until the moment fire and sulfur rained down on the city and destroyed it.

The phrase “business as usual” is familiar to many. If you do a “Google Search” over a million entries are returned for the phrase. The topics include things like: corruption in government, theft of software and other technology resources, politicians caught in moral dilemmas, CEO’s taking large sums from corporations, illegal stock profits, ignoring the poor, and bribery. These are things considered “business as usual” by those writing about these stories. People continue to go about their lives as though they will be not need to account for their deeds. They continue in their daily routines ignoring God because they are too busy, too self indulged, too self centered, too proud. Are we any less guilty as we do business as usual? Have you stopped today to take a moment from your business as usual to thank God for his grace and mercy? Have you stopped to praise His name? If the answer is no, take a moment and give praise to the creator, the sustainer of life, the merciful one, the holy of holiest. Pray and thank Him for Christ who died for each sin that we burdened upon Him. Praise His holy name.