Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
Most of us would never admit that we are “ashamed” of the gospel, but we just never share it. We love to tell others at church how we LOVE the Word, but we never tell an unbeliever about it. So, if you never share something that you have, isn’t that either being selfish or ashamed?
Paul is telling the Romans here that he knows the power of God for salvation. He cannot contain it. He has to spill it. He wants everyone to experience what he experienced on the road to Damascus (except for the blinding part, lol). Do you want the same?
While your children are young teach them to love God’s Word and to share it with others. There will come a day when they are outside your direct influence. It will be then that they have to decide how bold they will be in their witness. It will be then that they have to decide if they are ashamed or proud of their Lord.
The only way they will learn to be bold and unashamed is to watch you proclaim the Gospel. If they NEVER see you sharing the Word with others, they may presume that it is just something to keep to yourself. Show them how to share it. Show them when to share it. Show them.
You have to make this decision. God won’t force you to share. But if you have the greatest news the world has ever heard, wouldn’t you want to share it? If you possessed the cure for cancer, wouldn’t you tell everyone? If you are a believer, you have the cure for everything – Jesus. Tell someone.