"And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it" (Revelation 21:24).
This somewhat enigmatic verse assures us that, even in the eternal ages, God still has a place and purpose for distinct nations. Presumably, they will all speak the same "pure language" (Zephaniah 3:9), but they will continue to be recognized as nations.
The nations were originally established after the confusion of tongues and dispersion of the families at
In his day, as God was about to establish
God has a purpose for each nation as is evident from Paul's sermon: "God . . . hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord" (Acts 17:24,26-27).
Old nations have disappeared because they refused to seek the Lord, and new nations have risen, proliferating now into over 150 nations and 3,000 languages, but each has had a time, and place, and purpose in the sovereign plan of God. HMM