After Sennacherib invades Judah he sends his high-ranking military officer (the Rabshakeh) to speak to King Hezekiah and to the people sitting on the wall. The Rabshakeh spews forth a series of half-truths that essentially manipulate the reality that the people of Judah know. I appreciate Hezekiah's instruction to the people: don't answer this guy. If someone isn't interested in the truth, then it's not worth wasting one's breath trying to get the truth across. Additionally, if a person is going to respond, then he or she needs to listen to what the other person is saying – not a good idea lest a person might be tempted to fall prey to the message. The Rabshakeh was not interested in truth; he was interested in military victory.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.