“Satan’s sin as far as we can see, consisted of two evils. Firstly, there was his pride against the person of the Son of God by whom he was created (Col.1:16). This was the start of his transgression. Secondly, there was his envy against all mankind, made in the image of God, the Son of God the first-born. This completed his sin. Nothing was now left for him to lift himself proudly up against, nor to vent his malice on. To Satan’s eternal confusion and ruin, God is his infinite wisdom united both the natures he had sinned against in the one person of the Son, who was the first object of his pride and malice. By this his destruction is accompanied with everlasting shame in the revelation of his foolishness in attempting to overthrow infinite wisdom, as well as his misery in being overthrown himself by the power of the two natures united in one person.
This is the glory on which lies the foundation of the church. The foundation of the whole of creation was laid in an act of absolute sovereign power, when God ‘hung the earth on nothing’. But the foundation of the church is on this mysterious, immovable rock of the union of the divine and human natures in one person, Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Here the whole church must fall down and worship the God who laid this wonderful foundation.” ~ John Owen