I find this very verse to be very encouraging, as it reminds me that my responsibility as a follower of Christ is to keep a tender heart for those around me (also see Ephesians 4:32 for reference). This isn’t to say that I will always need to intervene in someone else’s circumstances, but I believe that the verse does imply that I should care about him or her.
Broadly speaking, we are to be concerned with what is happening in our families, our communities, our nations, and our world. Not indifferent or obsessed or anythung, but genuinely concerned. If nothing else, nonbelievers should understand that we, as Christians, care about them in a sincere and authentic way (even if they choose to reject us and our faith). Jesus did the same while He walked this earth – shouldn’t we strive to follow His example?
Also, unless I am misinterpreting this passage, I don’t see any indication that it is wrong to be concerned about our own affairs; rather, I believe that the Lord wants us to seek His wisdom as we focus on our lives, while also casting a concerned eye on those traveling within our sphere of influence.
So let’s keep our 💛💛💛 tender. I believe that’s part of the way God gets His business done here on Earth – we are simply available for His use, and concerned about those around us. Can you imagine how different our world might be if we all sought to live out this verse each day? 🗝