Righteous Rap


Since I don’t listen to “Rap,” I may have missed this one—if it weren’t for Facebook. (Thanks, R!)  I want to share a few snippets from “Boasting” by Lecrae:

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I, without the cross, there’s only condemnation.
If Jesus wasn’t executed there’s no celebration.
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What’s my life if it’s not praising You?
Another dollar in my bank account of vain pursuit.
= – =
God has never been obligated to give us life.
If we fought for our rights, we’d be in hell tonight.
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I rejected his love, grace, kindness, and mercy.
Dying of thirst, yet, willing to die thirsty.
= – =
I hope in nothing, boast in nothing, only in your suffering.
I live to show your glory, dying to tell your story.
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Well done, Lecrae.  I love the excellent use of contrast.

That kid sees his need—our need—our desperate need.  The chorus (I didn’t post) says he boasts only in the cross of Jesus.  This is our need.  We rejected mercy, “willing to die thirsty.”  From the vantage point of another self-proclaimed rhyme-smith, my hat is off to Lecrae.  Best rhyme.  Ever.

On my blog, I didn’t intend to bring up death twice in a week—but there it is.  It’s a fact: we’re all going to die.  And there’s more:  His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

The question is, are we willing to die thirsty?  

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

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One Response to Righteous Rap

  1. My teenage son loves Lecrae’s music. And that Lecrae just won a Grammy gives me hope that his message will seep in to more ears that need to be opened and hear.

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