Careful words make for a careful life;
careless talk may ruin everything.
“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” I heard this numerous times growing up, but didn’t know it related to scripture. I thought it would just get you in trouble. Which is true, but another translation says “Those who guard their mouths preserve their lives, and those who open wide their lips come to ruin.” Both translations seem to allude to the fact that what you say can affect your life.
Do you agree? Has this ever happened to you?
Take note of what you say for the next hour or day. Listen & remember if you were speaking nicely and got positive results or were speaking negatively and got negative results.
Use your research to make your decision.