I am reading in the book of Revelation (ESV bible) about "The New Jerusalem," Chapter 21:22-27 and it is written,
And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth swill bring their glory into it, 25 and tits gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
My understanding from the verse is that the New Jerusalem does not need the sun or moon to shine on it to give it light, because the glory of God gives it light and its lamp is the lamb (Jesus).
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it,for the glory of God gives it light,and its lamp is the lamb.
In my mind ,i can visualize a city "shining bright," with the glory of God and the light of the lamb,in the same way as the below verse describes glory/splendour,
After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory.
My understanding of the word "glory", which is written in these verses,is that it is a "heavenly glory", which is somewhat different to an "earthly glory",which now brings me to my question.
In Rev 21 verse 24 it is written,
By its light will the nations walk,and the Kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.
My understanding is that the "earthly Kings" will bring their "glory" into the New Jerusalem, and that this glory must be an earthly glory because they are earthly kings.
My question is,if the Heavenly glory is splendour and bright,then how is the reader meant to understand the glory that the Kings of the earth will bring into the city, considering that this is an earthly glory, which i interpret to be different from a Heavenly glory.
What is the glory that the Kings of the earth possess,which they will take with them into the "New Jerusalem".