How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit. Isaiah 14:12-15
Within Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the king of Babylon, today’s scripture also shares references to Satan, the fallen angel, cast out of heaven for the pride of raising himself to be like God. God doesn’t fool around with Satan, casting him down to the earth, where he is the prnce of the air. God is not finished with Satan yet, but even Satan is given opportunity to repent. But even after a thousand years Satan still thinks he can defeat God. Only when he is cast into the lake of fire is Satan banished forever. God remains in control, forever and ever, Amen.