I noticed as I read that Proverbs often speaks in the context of the “city” (7176). In the press of civilization social and political units have moved from family up to nations. Some want to go to one world government. In the middle are the cities. In Proverbs I could only find one reference to a nation.
(Pro 14:34 KJV) Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.What should our concern be, our city or our nation? What about the entire world? I would suggest that maybe we should be more concerned about what is close without giving up our general concern for what is far away. Remember the charge that Jesus gave,
(Act 1:8 KJV) But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.So? Get involved in your immediate neighborhood. It is where you will have the most influence. See if you can make your city “exalted” (7311). Who knows, it might start a revival that would change the world.