This weekend, Chance the Rapper took to Instagram to give an update about his recent sabbatical, which he is using to read the Bible and understand scripture.
He posted the highlighted verse Ephesians 3:20 which reads, “Now all glory to God, who is able, though his might power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
In the caption, he wrote, “Today is my 7th day ZERO CIGARETTES #leaveitatthealter.”
Back on December 7th, he explained,
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 don’t bother me, ill be back soon enough, with five or more books from bible read. Oh yeah and cigarette free.
Since that post, he has given several encouraging updates, and has even used his stories to lead live Bible readings.