John encourages us from 2 Peter to live a life motivated by a future vision of an impending judgment by investing in things that have eternal worth:
1, the souls of men and women,
2 the knowledge of the scriptures, and
3 the knowledge of God
Vision drives action and a vision of the future, and knowledge of God's past judgments, should compel us to share the gospel message to people who are perishing. God's judgment will be sudden, catastrophic, and unexpected.
2 Cor 5:10 : Will our works past the fire test
Prov 28:10 : 'Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint'
Given Sunday, 27 February, 2011, 5 days after the devastating Christchurch earthquake.