In order to preserve our children for the Lord today, we must sometimes make some tough calls to defy the world as Jochebed defied Pharaoh. The world will say that rest and recreation are more important than worship, that academics are more valuable than spiritual training, that questionable (or even downright inappropriate) entertainment is no big deal, and that kids who don't go to prom or dances are missing out on a rite of passage. If we want our children to live for God and go to Heaven, we must shun these worldly ideas in favor of biblical ones. We are to instill in them the value and necessity of worship (Hebrews 10:25), prioritize Bible study and service to others over the pursuit of worldly success (Matthew 6:33; Galatians 5:13-14), and teach them to just say no to questionable entertainment and activities because nothing is worth missing out on Heaven.
Jochebed didn't know when she held her infant son the great man of God he would become. Similarly, we have no way of knowing the ways in which our children may go on glorify God. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” When we've fulfilled that training, and with trembling hands we release our sons and daughters into the world, we can do so with the faith of Jochebed, knowing that we've done all we can to raise great workers for Him.