Chance The Rapper has never been shy about broadcasting his relationship with God, whether it be through his music or social media. Now, he has initiated a trek across the globe to study the Holy Bible as a way to get closer to the Most High.
The Grammy Award-winning musician announced a religious sabbatical on Friday (December 7) in an Instagram post of him holding his newborn nephew, Charlie Matthew.
“I’m on a plane headed out the country on my first sabbatical,” Chance wrote on Instagram. “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 [of] days and read my bible.”
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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 🙏🏾🎄🚭
According to the Instagram post, the 25-year-old rap star says he has about four or five books to read and plans to do it all cigarette-free.
Since the initial announcement, Chance has shared a few pictures that appear to be documenting his journey. One of them is of his 3-year-old daughter Kensli Bennett, christened with the caption, “Train up a child in the way she should go.”
In another post, he invites his more than 9 million Instagram followers to read a passage from Galatians with him.
While the Chicagoist‘s new owner is away reading scripture, he has given fans some new songs to enjoy until he makes his return. Among them include “My Own Thing” featuring Joey Purp and “The Man Who Has Everything,” which he calls his “best song.”
Chance is also scheduled to perform in his hometown of Chicago on December 20 for the SocialWorks event A Night at the Museum. The show gives supporters an opportunity to catch him live during the holiday season.