Setting our mind on heaven means we have to think like heaven thinks. Do you think the hosts of heaven are anxious and insecure about the future of planet earth? If they are not, we should not be either. Setting your mind on heaven means we are not upset by the events on earth. That doesn’t mean we ignore life on earth. It simply means we don’t look to earth for our security, our comfort, our knowledge, or our hope. For those things we must look to heaven alone.
Commentary from Dr. David Jeremiah, What Do You Think Bible study.
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Inside the basket was sitting a woman, personifying the final wicked system found in Revelation 17:3-5. The wicked system is represented as a basket with a woman held captive inside under a lead lid. Since storks are unclean birds (Leviticus 11:19; Deuteronomy 14:18) these must be agents of evil, demonic forces, protective of the wicked secularism, who set up the final system of evil. The destination of the women bearing the basket was Shinar. There it will be placed in a “house,” possibly referring to a temple, in which it would be set on a base or pedestal as an idol. The secular commercialism is central to the final world system. The vision is unmistakably looking forward to the final Babylon of Revelation 17, 18 at the second coming of Christ.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Zechariah chapter 5.
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved,
what manner of persons ought you to be,
in holy conduct and godliness,
2 Peter 3:11
The “elements” are the atomic components into which matter is ultimately divisible, which make up the composition of all the created matter. Peter means that the atoms, neutrons, protons, and electrons are all going to disintegrate (v. 11). The whole of the physical, natural earth in its present form, with its entire universe will be consumed. As man from atoms creates destructive bombs that burn a path of death, so God can disintegrate the whole universe in an explosion of atomic energy. He exercises sovereign control over every person, object, and event, and not one molecule in the universe is outside that dominion.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 2 Peter 3:7,10, and Revelation 1:8.
God is omniscient; omnipotent.