From 2 Peter: 5 "But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men."
I have been thinking about the "reserved for fire" comment. It occurs to me that within a few years every operation in the developed world will be controlled by a transistor chip. Even now a huge solar storm that would knock out every transitor would immediately shut down the modern world. Every automobile, electric operated store, gas station, power plant, and all operations would immediately be stopped. People would still be able to operate but would be immediately immobilized. Bicycles would offer transportation and those with horses would be better than most, but can you imagine living in New York City or Los Angeles when that happened. No TV, no phones, no Internet. And I think that God is in charge of the solar flares from the sun, as well as the earthquake, volcanos and rain as He told Job many years ago. So I can better understand Peter's prediction.