Last week, Chance the Rapper announced to his 9.2 million Instagram followers that he was taking a sabbatical from his successful career to learn the Word of God.
“I’m going away to learn the Word of God which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with,” he shared.
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I’m on a plane headed out the country on my first sabbatical. I’m going away to learn the Word of God which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with. I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple days and read my bible. we all quote scripture and tell each other what God likes and doesn’t like but how much time do we spend as followers of Jesus to really just read and KNOW his Word. I’m definitely guilty of not devoting time to it. So I’m off to read and learn because the next generation of Bennett is here and I need to be able to give my nephew Charlie Matthew the knowledge and tools to FUCK YALL UP. Lol but seriously he’s the first boy of the next line and he needs his uncle to be educated. So dont bother me, ill be back soon enough, with five or more books from bible read. Oh yeah and cigarette free ????
“I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple days and read my bible,” he added, touching on something that resonates with many Christians.
The rapper added that he wanted to take time to actually learn the Bible, and not just quote Scripture when it suits his own agenda.
“We all quote scripture and tell each other what God likes and doesn’t like but how much time do we spend as followers of Jesus to really just read and KNOW his Word?” he wrote.
Since sharing his news to Instagram, he has continuously updated his followers with his journey, even reading the book of Galatians to his fans Wednesday night.
Before record the live video on Instagram, Chance tweeted out two verses from Galatians, and asked his 9.2 million followers, “Anybody wanna read thru Galatians with me?”
“It’s really short,” he added.
On Thursday Chance shared another update to his Instagram, letting his followers know that he was on his way to the “second half” of his sabbatical, during which the rapper has stopped smoking cigarettes.
“Otw to the second half of sabbatical,” he wrote. “I read Romans, James and Galatians and I’m currently on day 4 of ZERO CIGARETTES.”
“I feel really good right now, thank u Father. #leaveitatthealter,” he added.