Proverbs 10:19 (NLT)
19 Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
A straight forward proverb that when one talks too much without thought to their words sinful thoughts can easily slip out. It is therefore the wise man that keeps his mouth bridled, keeps him in check, and suppresses what thoughts he may have that inspire sin.
An article, �Angry Wife Gets Revenge on eBay, published June 22, 2005 by www.foxnews.com
discusses the British Radio Shock Jock Tim Shaw who often said many appalling things.
Tim shaw was doing his usual 10 p.m.-to-1 a.m. shift at Birmingham-based Kerrang! 105.2 FM when he told pin-up girl Jodie Marsh on air that he'd be willing to leave his wife and two kids for her.
Unfortunately, his long-suffering wife was listening � and quickly put up his Lotus Esprit Turbo sports car for sale on eBay.
"I need to get rid of this car immediately � ideally in the next 2-3 hours before my cheating [jerk] husband gets home to find it gone and all his belongings in the street," Hayley Shaw wrote on the eBay description page, which as of Wednesday afternoon was still up.
"I am the registered owner and I have the log book. Please only buy if you can pick up tonight," she added.
The auction lasted exactly five minutes and three seconds. The car, estimated to be worth $45,000, sold for 50 pence (90 cents) and was soon driven away by a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous.
"I am sick of him disrespecting this family for the sake of his act," Hayley Shaw told a Birmingham newspaper. "The car is his pride and joy, but the idiot put my name on the log book [registration], so I just sold it. I didn't care about the money. I just wanted to get him back."
The Bible warns us of the danger of being careless with our words and continuing to speak when we should stop. When we let the words of our mouth get out of control, the consequences can harm everyone around us and have devastating consequences on us as well.
Four days after the car was sold, the anonymous buyer left short, simple feedback on Mrs. Shaw�s eBay account: �Thank you, Hayley, the car is excellent. Thank your hubby for me.�