What is the morning star?


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
            A morning star is a bright, celestial object seen in the early morning hours as the sun rises.  Most times it’s a plant, like Venus.  That morning star helped with a ship’s navigation so it knew what direction to travel.
            In the Bible, the morning star has to do with preeminence and “star power.”  In Isaiah 14, that promising “star” fell from its celebrity status because of pride, trying to be like God.  Obviously this is a reference to Satan.
            In Revelation, that morning star takes on a new meaning.
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16
            The real star, the one who provides the best direction for our lives, is Jesus.  He keeps his preeminence, his star power forever.