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Chance The Rapper: ‘I’m Going Away to Learn the Word of God’

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Over the weekend, Chane The Rapper announced that he is headed out for his first sabbatical in an effort to learn the Word of God.


Social media managed to refresh our hearts over the weekend when Chance The Rapper broke through the #OOTD and #Overheard… monotony with an announcement that he was taking his first sabbatical to lounge in the French Rivera? Hardly. He’s taking time off with the singular intention of getting in the Word, determined to study, learn and educate himself about the God he, you and I serve.

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Chance wrote, “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.”

 

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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 🙏🏾🎄🚭

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He continued, “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 [F*!#] YALL UP. Lol but seriously he’s the first boy of the next line and he needs his uncle to be educated. So dont [sic] bother me, ill be back soon enough, with five or more books from bible read.”

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In a time when far too many of us as Christians are okay letting our mouth do the talking without our life doing the disciplined walking, Chance The Rappers’ intentional pursuit to know the living Word he proclaims to serve is not only refreshing, but it’s borderline revolutionary for our modern culture, let alone for an artist of his stature.

 

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It’s commendable, applaudable and downright inspirational. Chance! Take us with you.