Although our salvation is not based on works, "the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed." Peter continues to say since this is so, "What sort of people ought you be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God..." God isn't going to say to you, "Wow, look at how high up in the company you are." Or, "Oh my, look at your bank account!" He might say on the other hand, "You spent so much time serving in the office, that you didn't have enough time to serve me." Or, "What good is your bank account now that you are dead? You could have used it for eternal purposes, rather than storing it up for yourself!" (Matthew 6:19-21) You can honor God with your job and your money, as long as you don't seek after them more than you seek after God- then it becomes idolatry. And Jesus says in Matthew 6, " You cannot serve God and money."
How can you be working toward holiness and godliness so that on the day of the Lord, you can be without spot or blemish and at peace?